Ashes for Breakfast

Ashes for Breakfast

The first English translation of Germany's leading contemporary poet.

...what is the whole surreal jokeshop

of terrors compared to the

infinitely chance little

tricks of a poem.

--from "MonoLogical Poem #1"

Born in Dresden in 1962, Durs Grünbein is the most significant and successful poet to emerge from the former East Germany, a place where, he wrote, "the best refuge was a closed mouth." In unsettling, often funny, sometimes savage lines whose vivid images reflect his… (more)

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Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 25, 2014)

Collection: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Language: English


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