Biography of Jürgen Becker
Jürgen Becker was born in Köln, Germany, in 1932. He is the author of over thirty books—including drama, fiction, and poetry—all published by Suhrkamp, Germany's premier publisher. He has won numerous prizes, including the Heinrich Böll Prize, the Uwe Johnson Prize, the Hermann Lenz Prize, and the Georg Büchner Prize, the highest honor a German-language author can receive.
Jürgen Becker Poems
[Sleep of history. The cards, views and ...
Sleep of history. The cards views and prospects were out of print, or they were fakes, put into circulation with an official stamp. Memories? Memories
[Summer rain. Black evening. On the edge...
Summer rain. Black evening. On the edge of a death notice the available data scribbled that set the interview going, the memory
Take the Wannsee for example
Of course, these water lilies, at any time a citeable atmosphere; that is not the way I was brought up, but later we
In the Rhineland. On the Oder
Give me those, papers, tobacco, filter, this time after the war will never end. Dew, the morning chill, this is how September starts, September of second-hand citations.
What is to be achieved
The next hour. As though we were waiting. But there are always things to be done, we won't even mention all the baggage.
Looking up, the chain of cranes is switching the tip of the wedge it makes, the direction of flight stays the same, their speed
Looking up, the chain of cranes
is switching the tip of the wedge it makes,
the direction of flight stays the same, their speed
does not change, some cry, then
others cry, the chain vanishing into the distance between
cities that are silent in the air
Translated by Catherine Hales