West-East Divan: The Poems, with

West-East Divan: The Poems, with "Notes and Essays": Goethe's Intercultural Dialogues

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Overview

Translations of Goethe’s poems about Arabia and Persia and his essays on Islamic culture.

In West-East Divan (1819), Germany’s greatest poet J. W. von Goethe offered a work of lasting appeal. Stimulated by the Divan (“Collection”) by medieval pub poet Hafiz, Goethe blends his own identity with that of the Persian Sufi master who sang the delights of wine and tavern romance in a context of Qur’anic allusion. Martin Bidney accompanies his rendering with commentary poems; and Peter Anton von Arnim joins him to offer, as well, the first translation into English of Goethe’s “Notes and Essays,” a pioneering guide to the cultural history of the Middle East. Bidney’s “Introduction” clarifies the transformation brought about in Goethe’s thought by his Muslim mentor.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781586842840
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 12/15/2010
Series: Global Academic Publishing Series
Pages: 527
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Martin Bidney is Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature at Binghamton University. His books include Blake and Goethe, Patterns of Epiphany, A Poetic Dialogue with Adam Mickiewicz, and East-West Poetry.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another wonderful book that B&N no longer offers - a casualty of B&N's sad decline.