This central collection by the poet, dramatist, and Nobel laureate Nelly Sachs―newly translated from the German by Joshua Weiner (with Linda B. Parshall) ― reveals the visionary poet’s remarkable power of creation and transformation. Flight and Metamorphosis marks the culmination of Nelly Sachs’s development as a poet. Sachs, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1966, speaks from her own condition as a refugee from Nazi Germany―her loneliness while living in a small Stockholm flat with her elderly mother; her exile, her alienation, her feelings of romantic bereavement; and her search for the divine. Forced onto a journey of endless change, Sachs created her own path forward...
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux; Bilingual edition (March 15, 2022) Pages: 208 pages ISBN-10: 0374157081 ISBN-13: 978-0374157081 ASIN: B08R2JTD5R
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Nelly Sachs (1891–1970) was a dramatist and poet. Born into a Jewish family in Berlin, she was forced to flee Germany and escape to Sweden with her mother in 1940, where she worked as a translator. Her collections of poetry include In the Habitations of Death, Eclipse of Stars, And No One Knows Where to Go, and Flight and Metamorphosis. She was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1966.