Velkom to Inklandt

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‘Velkom to Inklandt’ is a collection of poems in which Sophie Herxheimer brings vividly to life the voice of her German Jewish Grent Muzzer, Liesel, whose somewhat abrasive perspektiff she has never been able to forget. Liesel came to live in Britain in 1938, her husband, a doctor, one of many saved by the speedily set up Council for Academic Refugees. Playing on the difficulties of the English lenkvitch and vokebulerry, the poems tell of immigrant’s attempts to fit in and make her home in a new country at war with her own.

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The Sunday Times Poetry Book of the Year 2017

Velkom to Inklandt is a collection of poems in which Sophie Herxheimer brings to life the voice of her German Jewish Grent Muzzer Liesel, whose somewhat abrasive but eminently humane perspektiff she’s been unable to forget.

Liesel came to live in Britain in 1938, with her young family. Her husband was one of many scientists saved by the speedily set up Council for Academic Refugees.

Playing on the difficulties of the English lenkvitch and vokebulerry, the poems tell of an immigrant’s attempts to fit in and make her home in a new country at war with her own.

This fascinating sequence addresses alienation, survival, friendship, marriage, motherhood and loss against a backdrop of a London which has almost disappeared but at the same time remains straynchly familiar.

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Weight 0.4 kg
Dimensions 24.8 × 17.4 × 1.2 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

80

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

821.92 (edition:23)

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General – Trade / Code: K