Poetic Fragments

Poetic Fragments

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Poetic Fragments by Karoline von Gunderrode

Bilingual English-German edition of second collection published by the German poet, dramatist, and philosopher Karoline von Günderrode (1780–1806).

The second collection of writings by the German poet, dramatist, and philosopher Karoline von Günderrode (1780–1806), Poetic Fragments was published in 1805 under the pseudonym “Tian.” Günderrode’s work is an unmined source of insight into German Romanticism and Idealism, as well as into the reception of Indian, Persian, and Islamic thought in Europe. Anna C. Ezekiel’s introductions highlight the philosophical significance of the texts, demonstrating their radical and original consideration of the nature of the universe, death, religion, power, and gender roles. The dramas “Hildgund” and “Muhammad, the Prophet of Mecca” are two of Günderrode’s most important works for her accounts of agency, recognition, and the status of women. The three poems included in the collection, “Piedro,” “The Pilgrims,” and “The Kiss in the Dream,” represent the wide range of forms in which Günderrode wrote. They reflect themes of erotic longing and union with the divine, and point to her radical reimagining of death. This bilingual English-German edition is the first volume of Günderrode’s work to appear in English, and will help unearth this rich, complex, and innovative writer for English readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781438461984
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 07/02/2017
Series: SUNY series in Contemporary Continental Philosophy Series
Edition description: Translatio
Pages: 356
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Anna C. Ezekiel is an independent scholar living in Singapore.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
A Note on the Translation

Introduction: The Work of Karoline von Günderrode

1. Hildgund

2. “Piedro,” “The Pilgrims,” and “The Kiss in the Dream”

3. Muhammad, the Prophet of Mecca

Notes
Bibliography
Index

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