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Roman Elegies and Other Poems and Epigrams (2e)
Translated by Michael Hamburger
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ISBN: 978 0 856462 74 0
Imprint: Anvil Press Poetry
Published: November 1996
235 x 160 x 10 mm
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749–1832) is mainly known to the English-speaking world as the author of the poetic drama Faust. In Europe – as poet, dramatist, novelist, art critic, literary theoretician, travel writer, author of a treatise on light and colour, and prolific correspondent – he is regarded as the supreme Romantic literary figure. This selection is a classic introduction to one of the giants of European literature. It collects all the beautifully crafted versions Michael Hamburger has made over many years from all periods of Goethe’s creative life, adding more than twenty new poems to Poems and Epigrams (1983), and including a complete version of Goethe’s erotic masterpiece, the Roman Elegies. The critical introduction provides a valuable account of a writer who was, in the words of his translator, ‘so many-sided as to constitute a whole literature’.
Praise for Michael Hamburger 'O'Driscoll manages to get the reader as close to Hamburger as possible in one book. It feels very much like spending a week at your grandfather's house - getting to listen to all his stories, roaming through cupboards, reading the works hidden inside.'
Dominik Szczepaniak, DURA
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