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German Poetry

German Poetry
An Anthology from Klopstock to Enzensberger


  • Date Published: March 1987
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521312646

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  • This anthology of German poetry prints a representative section from the work of seventeen poets writing from the mid eighteenth century to the present. There are poems by Klopstock, Goethe, Schiller, Hölderlin, Novalis, Brentano, Eichendorff, Heine, Droste–Hülshoff, Mörike, Hofmannsthal, Rilke, Trakl, Benn, Brecht, Celan, and Enzensberger. The aim of the volume is to dispel whatever fears students may have about reading German poetry by suggesting that lyric poetry offers the most economical and enjoyable way of comprehending the range and variety of German literature over the past two hundred years. In his introduction Professor Swales discusses the nature of lyric poetry in general and then presents a brief historical survey of the themes and modes of German lyric poetry in this period. Notes are provided on individual poems, not with the aim of offering definitive interpretations, but in order to highlight points of theme and style and to facilitate class discussion.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 1987
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521312646
    • length: 228 pages
    • dimensions: 217 x 140 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.324kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Friedrich Klopstock
    2. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    3. Friedrich Schiller
    4. Friedrich Hölderlin
    5. Novalis
    6. Clemens Brentano
    Joseph Freiherr Von Eichendorff
    7. Heinrich Heine
    8. Annette Von Droste–Hülshoff
    9. Eduard Mörike
    10. Hugo Von Hofmannsthal
    11. Rainer Maria Rilke
    12. Georg Trakl
    13. Gottfried Benn
    14. Bertolt Brecht
    15. Paul Celan
    16. Hans Magnus Enzenberger
    Notes on the poems
    Select bibliography.

  • Editor

    Martin Swales

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