9781909942240-1909942243-West-Eastern Divan: Complete, annotated new translation, including Goethe's "Notes and Essays" & the unpublished poems

West-Eastern Divan: Complete, annotated new translation, including Goethe's "Notes and Essays" & the unpublished poems

ISBN-13: 9781909942240
ISBN-10: 1909942243
Edition: 1st
Author: von Goethe, Johann Wolfgang
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Gingko Library
Format: Hardcover 640 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781909942240
ISBN-10: 1909942243
Edition: 1st
Author: von Goethe, Johann Wolfgang
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Gingko Library
Format: Hardcover 640 pages

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Acknowledged authors von Goethe, Johann Wolfgang wrote West-Eastern Divan: Complete, annotated new translation, including Goethe's "Notes and Essays" & the unpublished poems comprising 640 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1909942243 and 9781909942240. Since then West-Eastern Divan: Complete, annotated new translation, including Goethe's "Notes and Essays" & the unpublished poems textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.31 or rent at the marketplace.

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In 1814, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe read the poems of the great fourteenth-century Persian poet Hafiz in a newly published translation by Joseph von Hammer-Purgstall. For Goethe, the book was a revelation. He felt a deep connection with Hafiz and Persian poetic traditions, and was immediately inspired to create his own West-Eastern Divan as a lyrical conversation between the poetry and history of his native Germany and that of Persia. The resulting collection engages with the idea of the other and unearths lyrical connections between cultures.

The West-Eastern Divan is one of the world’s great works of literature, an inspired masterpiece, and a poetic linking of European and Persian traditions. This new bilingual edition expertly presents the wit, intelligence, humor, and technical mastery of the poetry in Goethe’s Divan. In order to preserve the work’s original power, Eric Ormsby has created this translation in clear contemporary prose rather than in rhymed verse, which tends to obscure the works sharpness. This edition is also accompanied by explanatory notes of the verse in German and in English and a translation of Goethe’s own commentary, the “Notes and Essays for a Better Understanding of the West-Eastern Divan.” This edition not only bring this classic collection to English-language readers, but also, at a time of renewed Western unease about the other, to open up the rich cultural world of Islam.

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