Emily Dickinson was born into a prominent New England family. Sociable as a child, she grew increasingly withdrawn, and in later years became known as a recluse.Only seven of her poems were published during her lifetime. After Emilys death in 1886, her sister Lavinia discovered 1,775 poems bound in small packets tied with thread.They were first published in 1890, attrac
Der persische Dichter Hafis war ein erklarter Liebhaber der Sprache, und diesem Gedanken gab er im 14. Jahrhundert allegorische Gestalt: In seinem Diwan tritt die Wortbraut als mystische Verkorperung der Lyrik auf, um Gott, Wein und Liebe zu besingen:Brauten in der Locken Ranken,/ denen Schleier, leicht und licht, / Halb nur hullen den Gedanken, / gleicht, o Hafis, dein
Seeing Things (1991), as Edward Hirsch wrote in The New York Times Book Review, is a book of thresholds and crossings, of losses balanced by marvels, of casting and gathering and the hushed, contrary air between water and sky, earth and heaven. Along with translations from the Aeneid and the Inferno, this book offers several poems about Heaneys late father.
A 15-year-old girl named Jessie voices typical�and not so typical�teenage concerns in this unique, hilarious collection of poems. Her musings about trying out new makeup and hairstyles, playing volleyball and cello, and dealing with her annoying younger brother are never boring or predictable. Who else do you know who designs her own clothes and writes poetry to her cat? J
Germany. A Winter Tale (Deutschland. Ein Wintermaerchen) is a satirical verse epic by German author Heinrich Heine (1797-1856). --- Since 1831 Heine had been living in exile in France; because of his critical works, he no longer felt safe from the German censors and police. In 1835 the German Bundestag passed a decree banning his writings. --- In late 1843 Heine went back
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Much madness is divinest sense--To a discerning Eye--Much Sense--that starkest Madness--From Tis the MajorityEmily Dickinson, the Belle of Amherst, stayed close to home, finding inspiration in the small world around her. Often writing more than a poem a day--although few were published during her lifetime--she perfected a highly personal, condensed, and enduring style. Am
Novalis was the most significant representative of German romanticism at the end of the eighteenth century. A true contemporary of the approaching scientific age, he excelled not only as a poet, writer, religious thinker, and philosopher, but also as an enthusiastic student of science, mathematics, chemistry, physics, medicine, mineralogy and mining -- even working as an i