Johannes Hösle wrote these poems in 1977, during a stay in the specialist clinic for neurology in Dietenbronn, Germany. He selected thirty-one poems for the collection, one for each day he spent at the clinic. This is a dual language German/English edition. The collection was previously published in 2019 as a German/Italian dual language edition titled Album aus Dietenbronn: Album da Dietenbronn, translated into Italian by Antonello Borra.
About the Author
Johannes Hösle was born in 1929 in Erolzheim, a town in the district of Biberach in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Between 1961 and 1965, he was the director of the Goethe-Institute in Milan, Italy. From 1968-1995, he was Professor of Romance Languages at the University of Regensburg. He died in 2017 in Regensburg.
About the Translator
Marc Estrin, translator, is a novelist and musician living in Burlington, Vermont.
About the Cover Artist
Gisela Conrad (1944-2019), graphic artist, lived and worked in Regensburg. The cover image is Langsam auf dem Weg, a print from her series, Terra Incognita