Nelly Sachs: Flucht und Verwandlung [Flight and Metamorphosis] (1139 words)

  • 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)…

Citation:
Hoyer, Jennifer. "Flucht und Verwandlung". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 23 June 2009
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=20747, accessed 05 December 2016.]