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The West-Eastern Divan of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

ISBN: 9781743054239
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 10 October 2016
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 13.5 x 1.1
The ageing Goethe finds new inspiration and youthfulness through the love of a young woman and the example of the great Persian poet Hafez.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832), a towering figure in German culture, was remarkably prolific in many literary genres. But much of his work is scarcely known in the English-speaking world. With this new translation, Robert Martin tries to remedy this situation with regard to one of Goethe's most adventurous volumes of verse, the West-Eastern Divan. Here Goethe playfully pretends to be a Middle-Eastern poet, but draws on themes vital to all of humanity - love, creativity, wisdom, richness of life.

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