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Selected Poetry of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (Penguin Classics)

Selected Poetry of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (Penguin Classics)
Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
ISBN 13: 9780140424560
ISBN 10: 140424563
Edition: Revised
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 2005-12-27
Format: Paperback
Pages: 336
List Price: $18.00

Arranged chronologically, David Luke's verse translations are set alongside the German originals to give a picture of Goethe's poetic development. This edition also includes an introduction and notes placing the poems in the context of the poet's life and times.

Times Literary Supplement

Originals and translations are presented en face, and the introduction gives a thoughtful summary of Goethe's fascinating and problematic life What Luke triumphantly does is not only to stay close to the original, but also to create a total structure that gives a convincing sense of the overall movement of the poem.