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The Penguin Book of German Verse

This collection moves from medieval lyrics and ballads to the Protestant hymns of the 16th century, to the great explosion of German literature with Goethe and Schiller, taking in the isolated genius of Hoelderin, and then on to late 19th-century naturalism, the post-World War I expressionists, and several notable poets in this century, including Loerke and Bertolt Brecht. Demonstrating the unusual and exciting way German poetry has evolved, this volume of poems illustrates how, at times, traditions seem to have been lost and then re-created, while many of the poets included here - Weckherlin, Opitz, Klopstock, Goethe, Hoelderin, Rilke, Trakl - seem to start afresh in a way no English poet has done since Chaucer.

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Book

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1 available at Main (Downtown)
  • 831 Pen, Nonfiction

Publish Date

1988

ISBN

014058546X


Format: Book
Title: The Penguin book of German verse / Introduced and edited by Leonard Forster ; with plain prose translations of each poem.
Publisher Date: London : Penguin Books, c1959 (1988 printing)
Subject: German poetry German poetry -- Translations into English
Isbn: 014058546X
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
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Call Number: 831 Pen
Oclc: 19830147
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Bib Id: 127180

Format: Book
Title: The Penguin book of German verse / Introduced and edited by Leonard Forster ; with plain prose translations of each poem.
Publisher, Date: London : Penguin Books, c1959 (1988 printing)
Description: xlii, 465 p. ; 20 cm.
Series: Penguin poetry
Series: Penguin poetry
Subjects: German poetry
Subjects: German poetry -- Translations into English
Other Author: Forster, Leonard Wilson, 1913-
ISBN: 014058546X
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: 831 Pen