Hans Magnus Enzensberger
The Sinking of the Titanic


Hans Magnus Enzensberger is the most significant German poet of the second half of the 20th century. Enzensberger called his epic poemcatastrophe a “comedy”, sarcastically rethinking Dante's definition: “Comedy is a poetic work of a medium style with a frightening beginning and a happy ending.” The transformation of the deceased “Titanic” into mythology, a powerful engine of the cultural industry was also reflected in the poem, for the first time translated into Russian.

ISBN 978-5-89059-349-8