Selected Poetry - GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang VonLibris, 1999, Paperback ..
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Thomas Carlyle commented over 150 years ago that the name Goethe conjured up something vague and monstrous to English ears - a reaction still recognizable today. As a contribution towards redressing this situation this volume, published on the 250th anniversary of Goethe's birth, contains the largest selection of his poetry in English verse translation ever published. The poems (alongside their German originals) are arranged chronologically and, among much else, include his most famous lyric verse, longer poems in their entirety, passages from his poetic drama Faust and from his popular, but in English little-known, romantic idyll Hermann and Dorothea, and the whole of his long-suppressed masterpiece The Diary, sometimes referred to as the most erotic moral poem ever written. 283pp. Size: 8vo Medium (8" x 5½" approx.) Translated by David Luke. Introduction / preface by David Luke.
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