Poems: A Bilingual Edition (2020)

Poems: A Bilingual Edition Georg Heym Antony Hasler Poems A Bilingual Edition In cities strange and yet weirdly familiar women watched by monstrous demons give birth to headless infants vast gods straddle apartment blocks and gaze balefully out on an urban hell and the savag
  • Title: Poems: A Bilingual Edition
  • Author: Georg Heym Antony Hasler
  • ISBN: 9780810123229
  • Page: 298
  • Format: Paperback
Poems: A Bilingual Edition Georg Heym Antony Hasler In cities strange and yet weirdly familiar, women watched by monstrous demons give birth to headless infants, vast gods straddle apartment blocks and gaze balefully out on an urban hell, and the savage giant War dances wildly on the mountains while a mighty city sinks into an abyss The poet Georg Heym saw what we have all come to see, and it was not long after his death iIn cities strange and yet weirdly familiar, women watched by monstrous demons give birth to headless infants, vast gods straddle apartment blocks and gaze balefully out on an urban hell, and the savage giant War dances wildly on the mountains while a mighty city sinks into an abyss The poet Georg Heym saw what we have all come to see, and it was not long after his death in 1912 that readers heard in him a prophet These poems rich in images of the city and war, of death and decay, for which Heym is best known, have their place in this book, the first volume of Heym s work to appear in English But here too are poems haunted by other spirits sonnets of a chill formal perfection offer vignettes of the French Revolution and its Napoleonic aftermath others are shaped by a rich and strange mixture of classical antiquity and the Gothic macabre others still, among Heym s later works, are some of the finest love poems and elegies ever to be written in the German language.
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  1. Barry

    Never thought I would find a true heir of Baudelaire and Rimbaud in German Sometimes descends to Goth cliche, but there are amazing things here.

  2. ClaudiaCiardi

    Heym s poetry has the melting taste of melancholy All its texture seems to wait for abandon The youg life of this poet, broken while he was skating on the ice of river Havel, is an offer done to the deities of the City Der Gott der Stadt, as one of his poems plays High tribute to Berlin by a romantic soul, pregnant of Classical German lyricism, who s become a peculiar fascinating tongue of European poetic tradition mixed to the new mood of Metropolis A new Italian translation of Georg Heym s lyr [...]

  3. Joseph Hirsch

    This is my first protracted exposure to Georg Heym I ve read samples of his work in larger collections before Heym is lumped in with other German expressionists perhaps rightly so but for me these poems have of a Gothic or late Romantic feel to them Some of the poems deal with death and decay, and Heym s descriptive powers are morbid and precise enough to satisfy the dourest Lovecraft or Poe fan Heym has been compared to Baudelaire, but unlike the author of Fleurs de Mal, the German doesn t see [...]

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