Michael Hofmann

Michael Hofmann

Michael Hofmann is a poet and translator from the German. His latest book of poems is One Lark, One Horse, and his Clarendon Lectures, Messing About in Boats, were published in 2021. He teaches at the University of Florida. (February 2023)

Musil’s Infinities

Intimate Ties: Two Novellas

by Robert Musil, translated from the German and with an afterword by Peter Wortsman

Agathe, or, The Forgotten Sister

by Robert Musil, translated from the German and with an introduction by Joel Agee

March 26, 2020 issue

Sebastian Koch as Professor Carl Seeband in Never Look Away

Art for Film’s Sake

Never Look Away

a film written and directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

March 21, 2019 issue

Günter Grass, Berlin, 1993

The Lion in Winter

Of All That Ends

by Günter Grass, translated from the German by Breon Mitchell

June 8, 2017 issue

Robert Walser

‘An Adorable Bookling’

Looking at Pictures

by Robert Walser, translated from the German by Susan Bernofsky, with additional translations by Lydia Davis and Christopher Middleton

June 23, 2016 issue

Kurt Schwitters: Merzz. 96 Standing Yellow, 6 x 4 3/4 inches, 1920; from the exhibition ‘Kurt Schwitters: Color and Collage,’ on view at the Menil Collection, Houston, through January 30, 2011. The catalog, edited by Isabel Schulz, has just been published by the museum and Yale University Press. Illustrations (c) 2010 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn.

Artist of Everything

Lucky Hans and Other Merz Fairy Tales

by Kurt Schwitters, translated from the German and with an introduction by Jack Zipes, and with illustrations by Irvine Peacock

December 9, 2010 issue


March 25, 2010 issue

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