Michael Hofmann

Joachim Redner reviews 'Berlin Alexanderplatz' by Alfred Döblin, translated by Michael Hofmann

Joachim Redner
24 May 2018

Revered in Germany as one of the founders of literary modernism, the equal of Robert Musil and Thomas Mann, Alfred Döblin (1878–1957) has remained something of a mystery to English read More

Michael Hofmann reviews 'Ted Hughes' by Jonathan Bate

Michael Hofmann
17 December 2015

I can readily see that I am not the intended reader for The Unauthorised Life of Ted Hughes. Born in the year his first book of poems came out (The Hawk in the Rain, 1957); made to read Hughes at school (I preferred Sylvia Plath); a graduate of the same university (Cambridge); my books published by the same publisher (Faber), and sharing (if at all ... More

Books of the Year 2015

Robert Adamson et al.
23 November 2015

Jennifer Maiden's The Fox Petition: New Poems (Giramondo) conjures foxes 'whose eyes were ghosts with pity' and foxes of language that transform the world's headlines

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'Days of 2015' a new poem by Michael Hofmann

Michael Hofmann
28 September 2015
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Michael Hofmann: 'Recuerdos de Bundaberg'

Michael Hofmann
26 June 2013
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