100 Poems without a Country

Erich Fried here writes about politics, people, poetry and his own observations of the world. This reprint of his poems, originally published in 1978, was the first collection to appear in English, despite a reputation as one of the major German-language poets of the twentieth-century. This volume was published as a result of Fried winning the first International Publishers' Prize awarded by literary publishers from seven countries. Erich Fried's passionate cries for justice, compassion, tolerance and a better world are nowhere better expressed. Millions have read him in German, but internationally he is now almost as famous, and his British and American readers are increasingly numerous neccessitating further printings. Some German originals are included facing Stuart Hood's faithful and idiomatic translations. Born in 1921, he died in 1988.