This collection contains correspondence between Tatjana M. Warren and German poets Helmut Maria Soik and Ernst Meister. The
collection also contains some manuscripts of Meister's and Soik's works.
Helmut Maria Soik was born in Schwenningen, Germany, on July 12, 1911. In 1932, he published his cycle of poems "Die lichte
Spur." Soik was imprisoned in Russia during World War II and returned to Germany in 1950. His work "Die zerbrochene Balalaika"
reflects on his personal experience throughout the war. In 1976, Soik gained popularity in the US when his book "Rimbaud under
the Steel Helmet" was translated into English. Soik died on June 14, 1989.
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