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Author Snodgrass, W. D. (William De Witt), 1926-2009.

Title The Fuehrer bunker : the complete cycle : poems / by W.D. Snodgrass.

Imprint Brockport, NY : BOA Editions, 1995.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  811.54 Sn52h 1995    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description 209 pages ; 24 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series American poets continuum series ; v. 31
American poets continuum series ; v. 31.
Contents Chorus: Old Lady Barkeep had a Folk -- 4/1, Dr. Goebbels: Days, American bombing flights -- Chorus: Old Lady Barkeep had a Bormann -- 4/1, Martin Bormann: My Dearest Beloved Momsy Girl -- Chorus: Old Lady Barkeep's Himmler -- 4/1, Heinrich Himmler: Astral-Signs-Suggest -- Chorus: Old Lady Barkeep's tough old General -- 4/1, Gotthard Heinrici: Army Group Vistula? -- 4/1, Heinrich Himmler: And-I-Do-Deserve-It -- Chorus: Old Lady Barkeep had a Goering -- 4/1, Hermann Goering: And why, Herr Reichsmarschall -- Chorus: Old Lady Barkeep's architect -- 4/1, Albert Speer: So / I am / Reborn? -- Chorus: Old Lady Barkeep found a mistress -- 4/1, Eva Braun: You've heard of Eva Braun, of course -- Chorus: Old Lady Barkeep had a Hitler -- 4/1, Adolf Hitler: Down: I got it all -- Chorus: Old Lady Barkeep had a Reich -- 4/8, Gotthard Heinrici: Worse than, less than ghosts -- 4/9, Heinrich Himmler: Any-Truly-Modern-Study -- 4/12, Albert Speer: We / Saved / The bridges -- 4/13, Hermann Goering: Sir, sir, we must check -- 4/14, Ernst Busch: That Bohemian corporal -- 4/14, Traudl Junge: they know but never tell me -- 4/14, Ernst Busch: What could I have had in mind? -- 4/15, Dr. Goebbels: Two days ago, we heard about -- 4/15, Magda Goebbels: Now Joseph's sister's offered us -- 4/15, Eva Braun: There they go, behind my back -- 4/15, Helmuth Weidling: What do they want? -- 4/15, Heinrich Himmler: Aryan-Purity-A-Strain -- Chorus: Old Lady Barkeep's radio told -- 4/16, Gotthard Heinrici: I have not actually withdrawn -- 4/16, Heinrich Himmler: A-Simple-Handshake -- 4/16, Dr. Goebbels: Diaries: since the age of twelve -- 4/16, Hermann Goering: Name Of The Prisoner -- 4/16, Magda Goebbels: You can destroy the evidence -- 4/16, Adolf Hitler: Zhukov's First Front crossing -- 4/16, Chorus: Men do what men have done -- Chorus: Old Lady Barkeep's maxims say -- 4/19, Dr. Goebbels: East Prussia, Silesia, Norway -- 4/19, Albert Speer: Paul/ My old/ Schoolmate -- 4/20, Heinrich Himmler: Almost-Enough-To-Drive -- 4/20, Albert Speer: Take / A breath / Take your own -- 4/20, Hermann Goering: Tell us, dear Reichsmarschall -- 4/20, Dr. Goebbels: I've known strange loves -- 4/20, Adolf Hitler: Best stuffed in a bag and drowned -- Chorus: Old Lady Barkeep knew the score -- 4/22, Magda Goebbels: How can you do the things -- 4/22, Dr. Goebbels: Stand back, make way, you mindless scum -- 4/22, Eva Braun: Tea for two / And two for tea -- 4/23, Albert Speer: "As we / Flew in, / The city like -- 4/23, Hermann Goering: Dear friends, the moment's come -- 4/23, Helmuth Weidling: Why can't I learn -- 4/23, Heinrich Himmler: Always-The-Same -- 4/23, The Goebbels Children: We wonder how long -- 4/23, Dr. Goebbels: I play, here, for my family -- Chorus: Old Lady Barkeep says we should -- 4/24, Albert Speer: His voice / cold as his / handshake -- 4/24, Magda Goebbels: How could you dare stay constant -- 4/24, The Goebbels Children: Our father came here -- 4/25, Eva Braun: Here's "Eva with Hitler's secretaries -- 4/26, Dr. Goebbels: Want to go to my attic -- 4/26, Martin Bormann: My Beautiful Momsy -- 4/26, Heinrich Himmler: Adjutants-Must-Ask -- 4/26, Hermann Goering: Good day, Herr Goering -- 4/27, Dr. Goebbels: The girls that haunt our movie screen -- 4/27, Magda Goebbels: I wear His badge -- Chorus: Old Lady Barkeep's bacchanal -- 4/28, Adolf Hitler: Benito, pattern, partner, my brother -- 4/28, Martin Bormann: My Precious One and Only -- 4/28, Heinrich Himmler: A-Wise-Man-Always-Knows -- 4/29, Dr. Goebbels: One more laugh -- 4/29, Helga Goebbels: What if your dog got hit -- 4/29, Hermann Fegelein: sweet jesus bleeding asshole -- 4/30, Eva B. Hitler, geb. Braun: Consummatum est -- 4/30, Adolf Hitler: To master the world and then -- 4/30, Magda Goebbels: This is the needle that we give -- Chorus: Old Lady Barkeep took the notion -- 5/1, Gotthard Heinrici: For days I asked, I begged -- 5/1, Magda Goebbels: Face down, one by one, lay out -- 5/1, Martin Bormann: Under the shadow of this tank -- 5/1, Traudl Junge: everybody left feels free -- 5/1, Helmuth Weidling: The silence staggered me -- 5/1, Hermann Goering: When I speak to you, you stand -- 5/1, Heinrich Himmler: An-Eye-Patch -- 5/1, Dr. Goebbels: Say goodbye to the help -- Chorus: Old Lady Barkeep squealed with laughter.
Summary Fifty years after the fall of the Nazi Third Reich and V-E Day, BOA Editions, Ltd. is proud to present W.D. Snodgrass's The Fuehrer Bunker: The Complete Cycle. These dramatic monologues are spoken by members of the German High Command - Adolf Hitler, Heinrich Himmler, Dr. Joseph Goebbels, Albert Speer, Hermann Goering - their wives and mistresses, including Eva Braun and Magda Goebbels, during the last month of the European campaign of World War II, before many of them, along with their Fuehrer, committed suicide in his bunker. Dramatizing the end of the horrible psycho-drama that was Hitler's Reich, The Fuehrer Bunker shows much of the paranoia, self-indulgence, degradation and rage that consumed the German leaders. Snodgrass uses a variety of forms - villanelles, letters and sonnets, and nonceforms - triangles, inverted triangles, platoons and squads, American popular songs and a game of solitaire - which intensify the internal conflicts. Albert Speer, Hitler's chief architect and minister of armaments, for example, speaks and thinks in geometric forms, which, as Hitler's mania and Germany's losses increase, break down. Framing the monologues are the songs of Old Lady Barkeep who is both Chorus and Mistress of Ceremonies. She sings of the High Command's deceit and of the people's disillusionment with their leaders.
Subject Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945 -- Poetry.
Germany -- History -- 1933-1945 -- Poetry.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Germany -- Poetry.
Nazis -- Biography -- Poetry.
War poetry, American.
Dramatic monologues.
Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945. (OCoLC)fst00034591
World War (1939-1945) (OCoLC)fst01180924
Dramatic monologues. (OCoLC)fst00897543
Nazis -- Biography. (OCoLC)fst01035220
War poetry, American. (OCoLC)fst01170554
Germany. (OCoLC)fst01210272
Chronological Term 1933-1945
Genre/Form History (OCoLC)fst01411628
Poetry. (OCoLC)fst01423828
ISBN 1880238187 (cloth)
9781880238189 (cloth)
1880238195 (paper)
9781880238196 (paper)

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