Erich Fried (1921-88) was an Austrian poet, who spent most of his life in England after his family fled his home country when the Gestapo killed his father. Known for his politically inspired work, Fried was published on both sides of the iron curtain, and achieved great popularity.
'A poetry bared to the ironic quick, to the quintessential bone,and it is alive and alarming in Stuart Hood's excellent translations from the German.' The Guardian 'Hood's sensitive translation accurately captures Fried's style, his incisive, constant questioning and his refusal to shy away from any issue - an apposite introduction to the English-speaking reader of an important contemporary German poet.' TLS