Autumn Sonata

Autumn Sonata

by Georg Trakl
     
 
Georg Trakl's poems are considered some of the most difficult for any translator to tackle; his German is dense and sometimes almost impenetrable. Daniel Simko's collection Autumn Sonata, has been lauded for the simplicity and directness of its translations, accomplished with out sacrificing the drama of Trakl's rich imagery.Suffering from manic depressive episodes

Overview

Georg Trakl's poems are considered some of the most difficult for any translator to tackle; his German is dense and sometimes almost impenetrable. Daniel Simko's collection Autumn Sonata, has been lauded for the simplicity and directness of its translations, accomplished with out sacrificing the drama of Trakl's rich imagery.Suffering from manic depressive episodes and haunted by his experiences tending the wounded and dying during World War One, Trakl's poems reflect a sense of lostness: nightmare visions and disembodied voices provide an often eccentric perspective of reality. Though he yearns for deliverance, there poems do not anticipate it. Instead, they map the interior landscape of a brilliant, though troubled, spirit.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559212519
Publisher:
Moyer Bell
Publication date:
01/01/1998
Edition description:
2ND, REVISED
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.53(w) x 8.51(h) x 0.50(d)

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Meet the Author

Georg Trakl (1887-1914) was born in Austria and published his first collection of poems on 1913. Trained as a pharmacist, his war-time experiences contributed to his death by overdose at the age of 27.

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