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Great Moments in Literature
# 4

Hamburg, 17 July, 1972
Self-styled "Engineer Poet" Dieter Baumbeiter reduces Heinrich von Kleist's twelve-volume Ode to Angst to the size of a haiku by feeding it through an industrial grinding machine while inhaling nitrous oxide and humming the German national anthem.

Dieter Baumbeiter at his grinding machine


Frankfurter Zeitung


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Jacket's Great Moments in Literature -

Jacket # 3 - On 29 April 1943, researchers at the Cavendish Laboratory successfully test the technique of metamorphic diathermal annealing.
Jacket # 4 - Self-styled "Engineer Poet" Dieter Baumbeiter reduces Heinrich von Kleist's twelve-volume «Ode to Angst» to the size of a haiku.
Jacket # 8 - Sappho Sees the Light - The young poetess Sappho of Lesbos, exasperated by her boy friend Tod's crude subaqueous advances, decides to look elsewhere for inspiration for her erotic verse.
Jacket # 9 - Hiram Bamburger's 1951 "Poetry Machine" - photo of inventor Hiram Bamburger at the keyboard of his "Linopentametron".
Jacket # 10 - photo - Belgrade researchers pinpoint location of "Poetry Gland" in brain.
Jacket # 11 - Hilbert Trogue's "Pants Poem" a knockout in Peoria! First poetry reading in the casual "Modern Style"!

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