Originally published in 1952, this book provides a detailed critical analysis of 40 German lyrics. All the poems analysed are reprinted in full, so that criticism may be checked by reference to the original text. The book therefore provides a unique introduction to German poetry from the Age of Enlightenment to that of Rilke, without burdening the reader with too much details about minor figures.
1. Approaching the German Lyric 2. The Lyric Poetry of the Aufklärung 3 Klopstock and the ‘Göttinger Hain’ 4. Goethe 5. Schiller 6. Hölderlin 7. The Romantics 8. Heine and Platen 9. Poetic Realism 10. Munich Interlude and Naturalist Reaction 11. Chaos and Control 12. Rilke. Conclusion. Biographical Notes. Select Bibliography. Index. Index First Lines.
Originally published between 1938 and 1996, the volumes in this set provide a survey of German poetry, prose and fiction from the Middle Ages to the late 20th Century. In many cases no prior knowledge of German is necessary, as translations into English are provided. Many of the books focus particularly on German writers and literature from an international perspective.