The Wire Harp: Ballads, Poems, Songs

By Wolf Biermann

Translated by way of Eric Bentley

Ballads, songs, lyrics and poems via East German dissident author Wolf Biermann.

wikipedia article on Biermann: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolf_Biermann

Biermann used to be provided the Georg Buchner Prize in 1991.

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