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Willard Spiegelman, English, reviews poetry/photo collection Emblems of the Passing World, by Adam Kirsch

Wall Street Journal

Originally Posted: October 29, 2015

The German photographer August Sander (1876-1964) called his life’s work “People of the Twentieth Century.” In “Emblems of the Passing World,” the poet Adam Kirsch reproduces 46 images from what he terms Sander’s “massive portfolio of documentary portraits.” More compellingly, he adds poetic commentaries on these studies of ordinary Germans who lived during their country’s worst period. READ MORE