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Poetry. Jewish Studies. Translated from the German by Michael Hamburger. Nelly Sachs's book-length poem GLOWING ENIGMAS is widely regarded as the Nobel Laureate's finest poetic achievement and one of the essential poetic works of postwar Europe. This definitive edition is the first in English to showcase the poem in its entirety. Michael Hamburger's incomparable translation captures the deep sadness, lyrical mystery, and transcendent opacity at the heart of Sachs's haunting masterpiece.