By Adam Kirsch
Through his photographs of standard people—soldiers, housewives, young children, peasants, and town dwellers—August Sander, the German photographer whose paintings chronicled the extraordinary tensions and transitions of the 20 th century, captured a second in historical past whose results he himself couldn’t have estimated. utilizing those pictures as a lens, Adam Kirsch’s poems connect the legacy of the 1st global struggle with the turmoil of the Weimar Republic with relocating immediacy and meditative perception, and foreshadow the Nazi era. Kirsch writes either urgently and poignantly approximately those pictures, making a certain discussion of be aware and image that will converse to all readers attracted to historical past, prior and present.
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Emblems of the Passing World: Poems after Photographs by August Sander by Adam Kirsch