1st Edition

German Lyric Poetry
A Critical Analysis of Selected Poems from Klopstock to Rilke

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ISBN 9780367856236
December 31, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
276 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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.

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Siebert Salomon Prawer was Taylor Professor of the German Language and Literature at the University of Oxford.