Nelly Sachs: Flucht und Verwandlung [Flight and Metamorphosis]

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  • Jennifer Hoyer (University of Arkansas)

Flucht und Verwandlung [Flight and Metamorphosis] by Nelly Sachs, published in 1959 by the Deutsche Verlagsanstalt, is the final complete volume of poems published before, and therefore included in, the first Sachs anthology Fahrt ins Staublose: Die Gedichte der Nelly Sachs [Journey into Dustlessness, Suhrkamp 1961]. Unlike Sachs’ previous volumes In den Wohnungen des Todes (1947), Sternverdunkelung (1949), and Und niemand weiss weiter (1957), all collections of cycles revolving around a central dialectical concept (life/death; remembering/forgetting; living on/downfall)…

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Hoyer, Jennifer. "Flucht und Verwandlung". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 23 June 2009
[, accessed 01 October 2016.]