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The German Poets of the First World War

1st Edition

By Patrick Bridgwater


216 pages

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Hardback: 9780367436025
pub: 2019-12-31
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Originally published in 1985, this book provides a full survey of the best and most significant work of German writers to the First World War. Including (in both German and English) the texts of all the main poems discussed, this book contains many not readily available elsewhere. Authors discussed include Trakl, Rile and George as well as less familiar names . The book not only corrects the distorted view of the subject perpetuated by most histories of German literature, but will also help to English First World War poetry into perspective.

Table of Contents

1. The Aesthetics of War 2. Georg Trakl 3. August Stramm 4. Lichtenstein, Ball and Klemm 5. Anton Schnack 6. Lersch, Bröger and Engelke 7. Epilogue. Translations of German Quotations. Bibliography. Index of Poems.

About the Author

Patrick Bridgwater was Professor of German at the University of Durham.

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: German Literature

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POETRY / European / German
POETRY / Subjects & Themes / Death, Grief, Loss