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Twenty German poets; a bilingual collection

The Modern library of the world's best books

Kaufmann, Walter Arnold

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[ book tip by J G ] Beautiful book containing German and English translations of poetry by Nietzsche, Rilke, Goethe, and Schiller, Holderlin, Heine and more.  Later expanded to Twenty-Five German Poets.

[ Favourite quote ] VENICE (By Friedrich Nietzsche)

At the bridge of late
I stood in the brown night.
From afar came a song:
as a golden drop it welled
over the quivering surface.
Gondolas, lights, and music--
drunken it swam out into the twilight.

My soul, a stringed instrument,
sang to itself, invisibly touched,
a secret gondola song,
quivering with iridescent happiness.
--Did anyone listen to it?

[ book info ] Kaufmann, Walter Arnold : Twenty German poets; a bilingual collection. The Modern library of the world's best books . (Book language: German and English) Random House, 1962 .


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Genre: poetry
Keywords: Walter Kaufmann, Schiller, Rilke, poetry, Nietzsche, German poets
Languages (book tip): English, German


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