Alfred Schaffer

Man Animal Thing

Passionate poetry about a legendary tyrant

In 2014, Alfred Schaffer’s latest poetry collection, Man Animal Thing was published and met with instant acclaim.

‘This book is a real happening in poetry … a masterpiece,’ according to leading daily NRC Handelsblad. And another daily, Trouw, wrote: ‘Schaffer shows what kind of animal things a man is capable of and how little human lives are sometimes worth. He does this with humour, with schwung, tenderly and thoughtfully; in poetry in which bloodlust can look like a “massive bar of dark chocolate.” (…) Man Animal Thing grabs you by the throat, not a common occurrence with poetry.’

The Contemporary Dutch Poets-series features a choice of today’s most interesting poets from the Netherlands. The series is published by the Dutch Foundation for Literature. If you would like to receive more information or other brochures from this series please contact the editorial office.

Alfred Schaffer


Schaffer-2014 (Pdf file)