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The Gallows Songs : Christian Morgenstern's "Galgenlieder"
The Gallows Songs Christian Morgenstern's Galgenlieder Author:translations by Max Knight Christian Morgenstern's wonderful poems are a bit like a cross between Hilaire Belloc and Ogden Nash - only in German. Because there are many wordplays within the poems they were long considered untranslatable but Max Knight did an outstanding job with these. The book is printed with the German poem on the left hand page and Knight's translation... more » on the right. There's also an introduction where Knight writes about the poems and some of his translation choices.