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date: 14 June 2024

Hecht, Anthonylocked

Hecht, Anthonylocked

  • Gerry Cambridge

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Two central facts about Anthony Hecht's life have governed his career as one of America's most significant twentieth-century poets. The first is that he is a Jew of German extraction who served in World War II and was present, as an ordinary infantryman, at the liberation of Flossenburg, an annex of Buchenwald, in April 1945—an experience that profoundly affected the young poet. Hecht was then just twenty-two years old.

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  • North American Literatures

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