Hamburger, Michael.

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Michael Hamburger, the poet, translator, and literary critic, was born in Berlin in 1924 into a German-Jewish family which emigrated to England in 1933. He read Modern Languages at Christ Church, Oxford, although his studies were interrupted by war service from 1943-1947. After the war he held posts at University College, London and the University of Reading. From 1964 onwards he was a guest lecturer and visiting professor at various American universities, but mostly devoted himself to freelance writing and translation. His translations have won many prizes and awards, notably the Schlegel-Tieck prize three times, and he has translated, among others, from Baudelaire, Celan, Hlderlin, and Enzensberger. His literary critical study, The truth of poetry, was published in 1969 and his Collected poems in 1984.

From the guide to the Correspondence of Michael Hamburger, with associated literary manuscripts and other material, 1929-1995, (Leeds University Library)

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referencedIn Agenda records, 1914-2001, 1969-2001 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Deane, John F., 1943-. John F. Deane papers, 1971-2000. Boston College. John J. Burns Library
referencedIn Black Awareness Diary, 1981 Randall V. Mills Archives of Northwest Folklore
creatorOf George, Emery Edward, 1933-. Emery George papers, 1965-[ongoing]. University of Michigan
creatorOf Brownjohn, Alan, 1931-. Writers in education questionnaire annotated responses, and photographs, 1979-1996. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Abse, Dannie. Nimbus magazine archive, 1945-1962. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Agenda records, 1914-1985 (bulk 1969-1984). Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn New Directions Publishing Corp. records, 1932-2005 Houghton Library
creatorOf Rakosi, Carl, 1903-2004. Papers, 1903-2002. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
creatorOf Correspondence of Michael Hamburger, with associated literary manuscripts and other material, 1929-1995 GB 206 Leeds University Library
referencedIn Carl Rakosi Papers, 1903-2004 University of California, San Diego. Geisel Library. Mandeville Special Collections Library.
referencedIn Marx, Erica, 1909-1969. Papers, 1926-1966. Washington University in St. Louis, .
creatorOf Hamburger, Michael. Office files of The American Poetry Review, 1973-1997. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Poetry mss., 1954-2002 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
creatorOf Hamburger, Michael. Correspondence of Michael Hamburger, with associated literary manuscripts and other material. Brotherton Library, University of Leeds
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associatedWith Brownjohn, Alan, 1931- person
associatedWith Celan, Paul. person
associatedWith Cook, Paul Darwin person
associatedWith Deane, John F., 1943- person
associatedWith George, Emery Edward, 1933- person
associatedWith Grass, Günter, 1927- person
associatedWith Harcourt, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Horovitz, Michael, 1935- person
correspondedWith Marx, Erica, 1909-1969. person
associatedWith Middleton, Christopher, 1926- person
associatedWith Modern Poetry Association corporateBody
correspondedWith New Directions Publishing Corp. corporateBody
associatedWith O'Connor, Philip, 1916-1998. person
associatedWith Rakosi, Carl, 1903-2004. person
associatedWith Viereck, Peter, 1916-2006. person
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Birth 1924-03-22

Death 2007-06-07





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