ELEVEN OUTLINED EPITAPHS
ELF ENTWÜRFE FÜR MEINEN GRABSPRUCH
As a young man before he became the great singer and musician we know today, Bob Dylan wrote a long poem in 1963 titled 'Eleven Outlined Epitaphs'. Hardly a Dylan lover knows it, it was half forgotten and soon completely flooded by the ever better and more popular songs of the singer, who for many is also the most important poet in America. For Wolf Biermann, however, the poem is 'the first great poetic litter of the young man from Minnesota'.
Dylan, English text and German translation by Wolf Biermann, Kiepenheuer & Witsch
2003, 154 pages