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German Poetry : A Guide to Free Appreciation - Ronald Gray

German Poetry

A Guide to Free Appreciation

Paperback Published: 6th April 1976
ISBN: 9780521290005
Number Of Pages: 168

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Dr Gray aims to encourage in students beginning to read and write about German poetry the skills which will help them to read and write with more insight. After outlining this aim in its introduction, this 1976 book takes the form of a selection of German poems from Luther to Brecht, carefully grouped for purposes of comparison, and with graded questions. Most of the poems are from the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries, but there are also translations from and into German for comparison with the originals, groups of poems on common themes, and different versions of the same poem. It is possible to trace in outline some of the main historical trends of German poetry, and to acquire basic technical knowledge within the book, but its main aim is to guide the reader towards a closer feeling for the words on the page.

Preface to the revised edition
Acknowledgements; On using this book
German and English
The moon and stars
the city
Men and women in love
Religious poems; Part IV: Trends;
For Free Comment
German and English
Luther's German
The conquest of the air
The city
The seashore
The spinners
Peace and quiet
Memento mori
God in the world; Metre, form, and rhythm
Chronological list of German poets in this volume
Further reading
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521290005
ISBN-10: 0521290007
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 168
Published: 6th April 1976
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 0.99
Weight (kg): 0.22