Italian Journey, 1786-1788

ISBN-10: 0140442332
ISBN-13: 9780140442335
Authors: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, W. H. Auden, Elizabeth Mayer, Elizabeth Mayer, Elizabeth Mayer
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W.H. Auden and Elizabeth Mayer's translation captures the vitality, humour and immediacy of Goethe's timeless chronicle. Their introduction examines the circumstances of the journey and presents this work as an ideal starting point for a reading of Goethe.

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1749-1832 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was born in Frankfurt am Main. He was greatly influenced by his mother, who encouraged his literary aspirations. After troubles at school, he was taught at home and gained an exceptionally wide education. At the age of 16, Goethe began to study law at Leipzig University from 1765 to 1768, and he also studied drawing with Adam Oeser. After a period of illness, he resumed his studies in Strasbourg from 1770 to 1771. Goethe practiced law in Frankfurt for two years and in Wetzlar for a year. He contributed to the Frankfurter Gelehrte Anzeigen from 1772 to 1773, and in 1774 he published his first novel, self-revelatory Die Leiden…    

W. H. Auden, who was born in York, England, on February 21, 1907, is one of the most successful and well-known poets of the 20th century. Educated at Oxford, Auden served in the Spanish Civil War, which greatly influenced his work. He also taught in public schools in Scotland and England during the 1930s. It was during this time that he rose to public fame with such works as "Paid on Both Sides" and "The Orators." Auden eventually immigrated to the United States, becoming a citizen in 1946. It was in the U.S. that he met his longtime partner Chester Kallman. Stylistically, Auden was known for his incomparable technique and his linguistic innovations. The term Audenesque became an adjective…    


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Binding: Paperback Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group Number of pages: 512 Dimensions: 5.00" wide x 7.50" long x 0.50" tall Weight: 0.946 lbs. Language: English