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Karl Krolow
Portrait of Karl Krolow

Karl Krolow (1915–1999) was one of the giants of German literature in the twentieth century. He published several thousand poems, including volumes of Selected Poems by the decade, as well as distinctive prose, translations, and incisive criticism. President of the German Academy of Language & Literature (1972– 75), he fostered the career of many a younger writer and championed the cause of persecuted writers, such as Paul Celan and Nelly Sachs. His many prizes and awards include the Friedrich Hölderlin Prize (1988).

AGNI has published the following work:

Free Fall
by Karl Krolow
Translated from the Polish by Stuart Friebert
AGNI 76 Print Only
Goldfish on the Prowl
by Karl Krolow
Translated from the German by Silvia Scheibli
AGNI 7 Print Only
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