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Hans Jürgen Balmes

Hans Jürgen Balmes studied Comparative Literature in Bonn, published commentaries on German Romantic poets, works as Editorial Director at S. Fischer in Frankfurt, is co-editor of the literary magazine Neue Rundschau, and translates from the English, including works by John Berger, Robert Hass, W. S. Merwin, and Martine Bellen.

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