Michael Hamburger

(1924—2007) poet, translator, and literary critic

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poet and translator, born in Berlin of a German family which emigrated to England in 1933; his brother is the publisher Paul Hamlyn. His own collections of poetry include Flowering Cactus (1950), Weather and Season (1963, which contains a sequence on the Eichmann trial), Ownerless Earth: New and Selected Poems (1973), Roots in the Air (1991), and Late (1997); Collected Poems appeared in 1984. His many distinguished translations include versions of Hofmannsthal (1961), Grass (1966), and Poems and Fragments of Hölderlin (1966). A Mug's Game (1983) is his autobiography.

Subjects: Literature.

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