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West-Eastern Divan - Complete, annotated new translation, including Goethe`s Notes and Essays & the unpublished poems By Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

West-Eastern Divan - Complete, annotated new translation, including Goethe`s Notes and Essays & the unpublished poems by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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West-Eastern Divan by Johann von Goethe, one of the major works of world literature, is finally available in a new, complete and annotated translation by Eric Ormsby. Bilingual edition.

West-Eastern Divan - Complete, annotated new translation, including Goethe`s Notes and Essays & the unpublished poems Summary

West-Eastern Divan - Complete, annotated new translation, including Goethe`s Notes and Essays & the unpublished poems by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

In 1814, Goethe read the poems of the great fourteenth-century Persian poet Hafiz in a newly published translation by Joseph von Hammer-Purgstall. The book was a revelation. He called Hafiz his twin and was immediately inspired to create a Divan of his own. At the same time he met Marianne von Willemer, with whom he rapidly fell in love. She became the Suleika to his Hatem and a conversation begun with Hafiz blossomed into a duet for two lovers. In this much awaited new translation, Eric Ormsby's clear prose is accompanied by explanatory notes of both the verse in German and in English and of Goethe's own commentary, the `Notes and Essays for a Better Understanding of the West-Eastern Divan'.

About Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) was a German poet, novelist, playwright and natural philosopher, considered one of the greatest figures in Western literature. His most famous work is Faust, a poetic drama in two parts. Eric Ormsby is a distinguished scholar in the field of Islamic Studies. He taught at McGill University where he was Professor and Director of the Institute of Islamic Studies.

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GOR011709575
9781909942240
1909942243
West-Eastern Divan - Complete, annotated new translation, including Goethe`s Notes and Essays & the unpublished poems by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Used - Like New
Hardback
Gingko Library
20190917
640
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