by Stanley Appelbaum, Great German Poems Of The Romantic Era Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Great German Poems Of The Romantic Era book, Over 130 poems by 23 poets, including Goethe, Schiller, Holderlin, Tieck, Heine, Nietzsche, many others. New literal English translations on facing pages. Introduction.
by Carol Appleby, German Romantic Poetry Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download German Romantic Poetry book, GERMAN ROMANTIC POETRY By Carol Appleby REVISED AND UPDATED A study of German Romantic poetry, focusing on four of the great poets of the modern era: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Friedrich Hplderlin, Heinrich Heine and Novalis. The book includes lengthy extracts from the poetry of German Romanticism, with a selection of poems by Goethe, Novalis, Holderlin and Heine at the back. This new edition (the 4th) has been revised. Illustrated. ISBN 9781861713254. 184 pages. AUTHOR'S NOTE: This book offers an introduction to four of the great German poets of the Romantic era aimed at first-time readers of poetry, students, but also readers familiar with their work. I have concentrated on the poetry, and have included many quotes. Some of the well-known poems by the writers are featured in the second half of the book. EXTRACT FROM THE FRIEDRICH HOLDERLIN CHAPTER Friedrich Holderlin believed in the notion of the poet as shaman, a vates, a prophet. As he wrote in 'An die Deutschen' ('To the Germans'), 'sweet it is to divine, but an affliction too'. And he believed in his poetic world, as poets have to: 'Holderlin's world was one in which he alone believed', wrote Alessandro Pelegrini. His poetry is marked by a movement towards bliss, the ecstasy of the shaman, which Holderlin does not hide. Rather, he cultivates it scrupulously. His lyrics are pure lyrics, set in the Orphic mode, that way of making poetry that comes from Orpheus, the ancient deity of shamanic poetry. Friedrich Holderlin's poetry, especially his early lyrics, is powerfully shamanic; it is full of shamanic imagery, as is the early poetry of Percy Bysshe Shelley or Francesco Petrarch. In Holderlin's art we find images of light, of bliss, of motion, of revelation, all shamanic/ religious motifs. Heinrich Heine's view of the poet as shaman was more political, aware of the role of the poet in societal revolutions: 'Our age is warmed by the idea of human equality, and the poets, who as high priests do homage to this divine sun, can be certain that thousands kneel down beside them, and that thousands weep and rejoice with them'. 'Hyperion's Song of Fate' is one of the best examples of Friedrich Holderlin's lyricism, his Orphic/ shamanic voice, his Hellenism, and his triumphant use of the hymn or ode form: Ihr wandelt droben im Licht Auf weichen Boden, seelige Genien! Glänzende Goantterlüfte Rühren euch leicht, Wie die Finger der Künstlerin Heilige Saiten. Schiksaallos, wie der schlafende Säugling, athmen die Himmlischen; Keusch bewahrt In bescheidener Knospe, Blühet ewig Ihnen der Geist, Und die seeligen Augen Bliken in stiller Ewiger Klarheit. Doch uns ist gegeben, Auf keiner Stätte zu ruhn, Es schwinden, es fallen Die leidenden Menschen Blindlings von einer Stunde zur andern, Wie Wasser von Lippe, Zu Lippe geworfen, Jahr lang ins Ungewisse hinab. [You walk above in the light, weightless tread a soft floor, blessed genii! radiant the gods' mild breezes gently play on you as the girl artist's fingers on holy strings. Fateless the Heavenly breathe like an unweaned infant asleep; chastely preserved in modest bud for ever their minds are in flower and their blissful eyes eternally tranquil glaze, eternally clear. But we are fated to find no foothold, no rest, and suffering mortals dwindle and fall headlong from one hour to the next, hurled like water from ledge to ledge downward for years to the vague abyss.]
by Frank Zipfel, Fremde Hnlichkeiten Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Fremde Hnlichkeiten book, Ausgehend von der These, dass Literatur im 21. Jahrhundert in vielfacher Weise durch das Phänomen der Wanderung geprägt ist (von der Thematisierung von Migration bis zur beschleunigten ‚Wanderung‘ von Texten über Sprach- und Nationalgrenzen hinweg) stellt der aus einer internationalen Tagung an der Universität Mainz hervorgegangene Band die Frage, wie die Komparatistik auf die zügig sich verändernde literarische Welt reagieren soll. Das aus der Übersetzungstheorie Schleiermachers entlehnte, jedoch neu akzentuierte Konzept der „fremden Ähnlichkeiten“ bietet vielfältige Möglichkeiten, Antworten auf diese Frage zu finden – sowohl auf der Ebene der literaturtheoretischen Reflexion wie auch durch den konkreten Vergleich spezifischer literarischer Texte.
by Bob Blaisdell, Great Short Poems From Around The World Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Great Short Poems From Around The World book, This hardcover gift edition features ancient Greek and Latin poets as well as verse by Goethe, Su T'ung Po, Santayana, Yevtushenko, and representative English, Irish, and American poets, including Yeats, Byron, Frost, and others.
by Thomas Adam, Traveling Between Worlds Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Traveling Between Worlds book, In Traveling between Worlds, six authors explore the connectedness between Germans and Americans in the nineteenth century and their mutual impact on transatlantic history. Despite the ocean between them, these two groups of people were linked not only by the emigration from one to the other but also by ongoing interactions, especially among their intellectuals. Christof Mauch’s introduction examines the history of the German-American exchange and of cultural exchanges in general. Focusing on various aspects of the German-American relationship, Eberhard Bruning, John T. Walker, Thomas Adam, Gabriele Lingelbach, Andrew P. Yox, and Christiane Harzig examine the cultural and communicative exchanges that occurred both between the two countries and within them. Topics such as travel, cultural interpretation, ideological and intellectual transfer, the immigrant experience, and German-American poetry are all considered. Traveling between Worlds demonstrates that exchange was facilitated and maintained by ordinary individuals such as teachers and scholars, immigrants and natives, and held implications that last to this day.
by Bernadette H. Hyner, Forces Of Nature Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Forces Of Nature book, In Forces of Nature, the authors investigate the relationships between the natural world and gender and sexuality. The authors explore the frameworks within which femininity and nature have been constructed, as well as the impact nature has had on our understandings of masculinity, homosexuality, and heterosexuality. For some writers nature has restorative powers, for others nature embodies violence and destruction. Yet, one common thread runs across all of the chapters in this collection: nature and animals can not be separated from the human experience. Forces of Nature brings to light the intimate connection humans have with the natural world and provides students and scholars with innovative readings of both canonical and noncanonical texts.
by Michael Ferber, A Companion To European Romanticism Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download A Companion To European Romanticism book, This companion is the first book of its kind to focus on the wholeof European Romanticism. Describes the way in which the Romantic Movement swept acrossEurope in the early nineteenth century. Covers the national literatures of France, Germany, Italy,Poland, Russia and Spain. Addresses common themes that cross national borders, such asorientalism, Napoleon, night, nature, and the prestige of thefragment. Includes cross-disciplinary essays on literature and music,literature and painting, and the general system of Romanticarts. Features 35 essays in all, from leading scholars in America,Australia, Britain, France, Italy, and Switzerland.
by Franz Kafka, Best Short Stories Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Best Short Stories book, DIVFive great stories in original German with new, literal English translations on facing pages: "The Metamorphosis," "The Judgment," "In the Penal Colony," "A Country Doctor" and "A Report to an Academy." /div
by Karl Barth, A Unique Time Of God Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download A Unique Time Of God book, World War I changed Karl Barth's theology forever. In this book William Klempa presents for the first time in English thirteen sermons that offer Barth's unique view and commentary on the Great War. Barth saw the war as “a unique time of God,â€ believing it to represent God's judgment on militarism. The sermons reveal a deep strain of theological wrestling with the war's meaning, as Barth comes to see the conflict as the logical outcome of all human attempts to create God in our own image. As it demonstrates a decisive shift in Barth's early theology, this volume is essential for anyone who wishes to understand the twentieth century's greatest theologian.
by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Leiden Des Jungen Werther Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Leiden Des Jungen Werther book, Loosely based on Goethe's personal experiences, the novel is written mostly in the form of letters in which Werther recounts his unrequited love for a married woman. Its Sturm und Drang style makes it a perennial favorite with readers of every era. Includes the original German with English translation on the facing pages.
by Ekkehard Schall, The Craft Of Theatre Seminars And Discussions In Brechtian Theatre Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Craft Of Theatre Seminars And Discussions In Brechtian Theatre book, The Craft of Theatre is a first-hand account by one of the greatest actors and directors of the Berliner Ensemble, whose work with the company spanned over forty years. It offers an unparalleled insight to working on Brecht's texts and in some of the great Brechtian roles and will appeal to actors, directors and students of theatre. Ekkehard Schall's life was devoted to the theatre. In this autobiographical memoir, he offers a lifetime of experience, expertise and memories of working with some of the great German writers, actors and directors of the twentieth century. A member of the Berliner Ensemble established by Bertolt Brecht and his wife Helene Weigel in 1949, Ekkehard Schall worked on numerous productions of Brecht's plays and others with the Ensemble between 1952 and 1995. In the 1970s and 80s he combined the roles of leading actor and deputy director of the Ensemble. In all he played over sixty roles and achieved greatest success in the role as Arturo Ui, a role he played over 500 times. The Craft of Theatre: Seminars and Discussions in Brechtian Theatre offers the reader a lively account of Schall's work, of his insights and his appreciation of the Brechtian roles he assumed, and of the work of Germany's most important theatre. The Craft of Theatre is an important addition to Brechtian studies and to the biography of Germany's most totemic theatre. 'When you see Schall at work during his two-hour performance, it's as if you were watching Brecht himself on stage. Schall's technical skills embody all of Brechtian dramatic theory and practice, just as Brecht's thoughts and opinions infuse his performances.' NewYork City Tribune
by Shay Loya, Liszt S Transcultural Modernism And The Hungarian Gypsy Tradition Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Liszt S Transcultural Modernism And The Hungarian Gypsy Tradition book, The first thorough study of Liszt's use of the musical style associated with the Hungarian Roma ("Gypsies") in his renowned Hungarian Rhapsodies and less overtly Hungarian works.
by Kirk J. Schneider, The Handbook Of Humanistic Psychology Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Handbook Of Humanistic Psychology book, The Second Edition of the cutting edge work, The Handbook of Humanistic Psychology, by Kirk J. Schneider, J. Fraser Pierson and James F. T. Bugental, represents the very latest scholarship in the field of humanistic psychology and psychotherapy. Set against trends inclined toward psychological standardization and medicalization, the handbook offers a rich tapestry of reflection by the leading person-centered scholars of our time. Their range in topics is far-reaching—from the historical, theoretical and methodological, to the spiritual, psychotherapeutic and multicultural. The new edition of this widely adopted and highly praised work has been thoroughly updated in accordance with the most current knowledge, and includes thirteen new chapters and sections, as well as contributions from twenty-three additional authors to extend the humanistic legacy to the emerging generation of students, scholars, and practitioners.
by Walter Cohen, A History Of European Literature Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download A History Of European Literature book, Walter Cohen argues that the history of European literature and each of its standard periods can be illuminated by comparative consideration of the different literary languages within Europe and by the ties of European literature to world literature. World literature is marked by recurrent, systematic features, outcomes of the way that language and literature are at once the products of major change and its agents. Cohen tracks these features from ancient times to the present, distinguishing five main overlapping stages. Within that framework, he shows that European literatures ongoing internal and external relationships are most visible at the level of form rather than of thematic statement or mimetic representation. European literature emerges from world literature before the birth of Europe — during antiquity, whose Classical languages are the heirs to the complex heritage of Afro-Eurasia. This legacy is later transmitted by Latin to the various vernaculars. The uniqueness of the process lies in the gradual displacement of the learned language by the vernacular, long dominated by Romance literatures. That development subsequently informs the second crucial differentiating dimension of European literature: the multicontinental expansion of its languages and characteristic genres, especially the novel, beginning in the Renaissance. This expansion ultimately results in the reintegration of European literature into world literature and thus in the creation of todays global literary system. The distinctiveness of European literature is to be found in these interrelated trajectories.
by Derek Glass, Goethe In English Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Goethe In English book, This bibliography was commissioned by the English Goethe Society as a contribution to the celebration in 1999 of the 250th anniversary of Goethes birth. It sets out to record translations of his works into English that have been published in the twentieth century, up to and including material published in that anniversary year. It aims to serve as wide a constituency as possible, be it as a simple reference tool for tracing a translation of a given work or as a documentary source for specialized studies of Goethe reception in the English-speaking world. The work records publications during the century, not merely translations that originated during this period. It includes numerous reprintings of older material, as well as some belated first publications of translations from the nineteenth century. It shows how frequent and how long enduring was the recourse of publishers and anthologists to a Goethe Victorian in diction, a signal factor in perceptions and misperceptions. Derek Glass was putting the finishing touches to the bibliography at the time of his sudden death in March 2004. Colleagues at Kings College London have edited the final manuscript, which is now published jointly by the English Goethe Society and the Modern Humanities Research Association both as a worthy commemoration of Goethes anniversary and as a tribute to Derek himself.
by Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Siddhartha book, A young Indian mystic, a contemporary of Buddha, sacrifices everything to search for the true meaning of life.
by Franz von Schönwerth, Original Bavarian Folktales A Schonwerth Selection Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Original Bavarian Folktales A Schonwerth Selection book, "This collection of approximately 150 fables is the first dual-language edition of highlights from a three-volume scholarly work originally published in the 1850s. The Introduction contains critiques of the newly rediscovered German and East Bavarian stories, in addition to background on Franz von Schonwerth and his legacy"--