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Corona, Corona

Michael Hofmann

Corona, Corona was first published in 1993 and is at last published in Faber’s poetry series look.

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A Poetry Book Society recommendation

Arranged in three parts – the first concerning other people’s lives, the second autobiographical, the third to do with the poet’s travels in Mexico – Corona, Corona displays to the full Michael Hofmann’s gift for compressed and vividly pointed reportage. It offers some of the boldest, frankest and most searching poetry of our time.

Critic Reviews

Hofmann's is one of the definitive bodies of work of the last half-century.

Stephen Knight, Times Literary Supplement
Critic Reviews

Hofmann has begun to acquire real authority as an observer of contemporary Britain: he is one of the best we have.

Blake Morrison, London Review of Books

Michael Hofmann was born in 1957 in Freiburg, Germany, and came to England in 1961. He has published four volumes of poems and won a Cholmondeley Award and the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize for poetry. His translations have won many awards, including the Independent‘s Foreign Fiction Award, the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and the P.E.N./Book of the Month Club Translation…

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