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Nineveh: And Other Poems (Classic Reprint)
     

Nineveh: And Other Poems (Classic Reprint)

by George Sylvester Viereck
 

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Excerpt from Nineveh: And Other Poems

The splendid heritage of two languages has fallen to me from a German father and an American mother. My ears have listened to the music of two worlds. Many of the poems in the present collection were written in the lan guage in which they are here presented. Oth ers were originally composed in German and rewritten in English

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Excerpt from Nineveh: And Other Poems

The splendid heritage of two languages has fallen to me from a German father and an American mother. My ears have listened to the music of two worlds. Many of the poems in the present collection were written in the lan guage in which they are here presented. Oth ers were originally composed in German and rewritten in English. The latter are as metals transmuted by verbal alchemy and, with the ex ception of two, in no sense translations. I can not, therefore, claim, for any part of my work, the indulgence commonly granted to painstak ing translators by benevolent critics. Each of my poems must be judged by whatever intrinsic value it may possess. It must also be judged as a whole. It must not be Viewed from one nar row angle Of Vision - moral, aesthetic, or philo sophic. The truth, I take it, has many sides. Art, like life, is Janus-faced. In fact, it has many faces. The hopelessly Puritanical attitude which has found its most Characteristic utterance.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781330765180
Publisher:
FB&C Ltd
Publication date:
04/17/2017
Pages:
178
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.38(d)

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