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Erotic Poems By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Erotic Poems by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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This bilingual edition of Goethe's erotic poems contains the "Roman Elegies" (1789), "The Diary" (1810), and a selection from the "Venetian Epigrams" of 1790.

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Erotic Poems by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

`a world without love would be no world' Elegy II This bilingual edition of Goethe's erotic poems contains the Roman Elegies (1789), The Diary (1810), and a selection from the Venetian Epigrams of 1790. Editorial censorship has long obscured the true form and content of the Elegies, which were inspired by Goethe's sexual liberation in Italy and his love for the woman he took as his unofficial wife on his return to Germany.They are here presented as Goethe boldly conceived them together with the long-surpressed narrative poem known as The Diary . Superficially the story of a failed sexual adventure by a man of 60, at another level this is a profound study of the psychology of desire and the nature of fidelity, as well as being one of the most beautiful and good-humoured poems in the German language. Completing the edition is a selection from Goethe's more light-hearted and much censored cycle of erotica, the Venetian Epigrams. David Luke's translations do full justice to Goethe's aim of liberating German poetry and restoring sexual love to its central position in human life. Hans Vaget's fine introduction provides the background to these poems, as well as showing some of the profound and little-known connections between them. Johann Wolfgang Goethe was born in 1749, the son of a well-to-do citizen of Frankfurt. This book is intended for german literature; Goethe; Weimar Classicism; courses on love poetry

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GOR005352794
9780192832702
0192832700
Erotic Poems by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
1997-04-24
196
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