By Georg Trakl, Alexander Stillmark
No Trakl at the tracker (outside, possibly, anthologies)???
Poems and Prose
A Bilingual Edition
An indisputable air of mystery surrounds the identify of Georg Trakl, a poet of extreme internal imaginative and prescient and originality whose paintings stands along that of Yeats, Valéry, and T. S. Eliot. along with Rilke, his extra recognized admirers comprise Karl Kraus and Martin Heidegger. The particular tone of Trakl's work-especially well-known by way of his buyer Ludwig Wittgenstein-is autumnal and depression. Trakl used to be writing at a time of religious and social disintegration at the eve of the 1st global battle, whilst own values and perceptions tended to be subsumed in a extra generalized agony and exaltation. Neo-romantic, early modernist, his wealthy, vitally sensuous poetry might be noticeable to mark the transition from impressionism to expressionism, yet even as transcends such different types. Trakl's poetry has formerly in basic terms been on hand in English in brief choices or in anthologies. This bilingual version, the main entire so far, provides readers the opportunity to get to grasp Trakl's paintings extra absolutely than ever before.
About the Author
Georg Trakl (1887-1914) was once born right into a middle-class family members in Salzburg, Austria. He proficient as a pharmacist on the collage of Vienna the place he began to test with medicines and started writing. The patronage of a periodical writer and the thinker Ludwig Wittgenstein enabled Trakl to pay attention to his poetry and he introduced out his first quantity in 1913. the subsequent yr he enlisted as a lieutenant within the military scientific corps, in spite of the fact that, he turned very distraught after witnessing the soreness of the heavily wounded infantrymen. He used to be despatched for statement to an army medical institution, the place he died of an overdose of cocaine, very likely inadvertently.
Alexander Stillmark is Emeritus Reader in German at collage collage London. he's the writer of diverse comparative experiences and articles, in particular on Austrian 19th and 20th century literature. Stillmark used to be offered the interpretation prize by means of the Austrian Federal Chancellors place of work for Trakl's Poems and Prose.
"Trakl's poetry is for me something of chic existence." -Rainer Maria Rilke
"Alexander Stillmark's number of round one hundred twenty five poems, together with lots of the significant ones, is definitely designed, reflecting Trakl's want for person poems to be published inside higher cycles, and the translations themselves are actual, unfailingly considerate and sometimes very moving."
-Times Literary complement
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