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Goethe: Selected Poems
     

Goethe: Selected Poems

by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, John Whaley (Translator), Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
 

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One of world literature's towering figures, Goethe dominated two centuries of European writing and thought. The Enlightenment's most wayward genius, and Romanticism's most remarkable, he led two great artistic movements without fully subscribing to either. While his stature in the English-speaking world is often acknowledged, his poems are little regarded, for the

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One of world literature's towering figures, Goethe dominated two centuries of European writing and thought. The Enlightenment's most wayward genius, and Romanticism's most remarkable, he led two great artistic movements without fully subscribing to either. While his stature in the English-speaking world is often acknowledged, his poems are little regarded, for the simple reason that they have proven untranslatable. But thanks to John Whaley's outstanding translation, Goethe's poetry can at last be appreciated in English, with all its grace, music, and humanity intact.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810116436
Publisher:
Northwestern University Press
Publication date:
09/28/1998
Series:
European Poetry Classics Series
Edition description:
Translated
Pages:
175
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.40(d)

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