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Overview

Erotic Poems by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Editorial censorship has long obscured Goethe's Roman Elegies, which were inspired by Goethe's sexual liberation in Italy and his love for the woman he took as his unofficial wife on his return to Germany. They are here presented as Goethe boldly conceived them, together with the long-supressed narrative poem known as The Diary. Completing the edition is a selection from Goethe's more light-hearted and much censored cycle of erotica, the Venetian Epigrams. An illuminating Introduction by Hans Vaget provides the background to these poems, as well as showing some of the profound and little-known connections between them.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199549726
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 05/27/2008
Series: Oxford World's Classics Series
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 1,225,651
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii(2)
Introduction ix(38)
Select Bibliography xlvii(3)
Chronology l
ROMISCHE ELEGIEN ROMAN ELEGIES
1(64)
Aus den VENEZIANISCHEN EPIGRAMMEN From the VENETIAN EPIGRAMS
65(34)
DAS TAGEBUCH THE DIARY
99(18)
Translator's Postscript 117(6)
Explanatory Notes 123(16)
Index to Roman Elegies 139(2)
Index to Venetian Epigrams 141

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