+612 9045 4394
German Poetry : An Anthology from Klopstock to Enzensberger - Martin Swales

German Poetry

An Anthology from Klopstock to Enzensberger

By: Martin Swales (Editor)

Paperback Published: 4th May 1987
ISBN: 9780521312646
Number Of Pages: 228

Share This Book:


Ships in 10 to 15 business days

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, Hoelderlin, Novalis, Brentano, Eichendorff, Heine, Droste-Hulshoff, Moerike, 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.

Friedrich Klopstock
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Friedrich Schiller
Friedrich H÷lderlin
Clemens Brentano; Joseph Freiherr Von Eichendorff
Heinrich Heine
Annette Von Droste-Hnlshoff
Eduard M÷rike
Hugo Von Hofmannsthal
Rainer Maria Rilke
Georg Trakl
Gottfried Benn
Bertolt Brecht
Paul Celan
Hans Magnus Enzenberger
Notes on the poems
Select bibliography
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521312646
ISBN-10: 0521312647
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 228
Published: 4th May 1987
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 14.07  x 1.47
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Type: Large type / large print