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Author Williams, John
Title Wordsworth Translated : A Case Study in the Reception of British Romantic Poetry in Germany 1804-1914
Imprint London : Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2012
©2009
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (172 pages)
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Series Continuum Reception Studies
Continuum Reception Studies
Note Contents -- Acknowledgements -- 1 The Eighteenth-Century Context -- 2 Revolution and War: Germany, the 'New English Poetry' and Wordsworth's Arrival on the Printed Page -- 3 Letters to a German Noblewoman on the New English Poetry: Friedrich Jacobsen and William Wordsworth -- 4 The Making of a German Wordsworth -- 5 Translation in Theory and Practice: Friedrich Jacobsen, Ferdinand Freiligrath and Marie Gothein -- 6 Wordsworth among the Romantic Poets in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Germany -- 7 Cultural and Political Disruption: Wordsworth's Voice in Late Nineteenth-Century Germany -- 8 War Clouds: Wordsworth in Germany 1906-1914 -- Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- V -- W -- Y -- Z
British writers of the Romantic Period were popular in Germany throughout the nineteenth century, and translations of Scott, Burns, Moore, Hemans, and Byron (among others) became widespread. This study analyses the reception of William Wordsworth's poetry in 19th century Germany in relation to other romantic poets. Research into Anglo-German cultural relations has tended to see Wordsworth as of little or no interest to Germany but new research shows that Wordsworth was clearly of interest to German poets, translators and readers and that there was significantly more knowledge of and respect for Wordsworth's poetry, and interest in his ideas and beliefs, than has previously been recognised. Williams focuses particularly on the work of Friedrich Jacobsen, Ferdinand Freligrath and Marie Gothein, who span the early, middle, and late years of the century respectively and establishes the wider presence of many others translating, anthologising and commenting on Wordsworth poetry and beliefs
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Link Print version: Williams, John Wordsworth Translated : A Case Study in the Reception of British Romantic Poetry in Germany 1804-1914 London : Bloomsbury Publishing Plc,c2012 9781441131218
Subject Wordsworth, William, -- 1770-1850 -- Translations into German -- History and criticism.;English poetry -- 19th century -- Translations into German -- History and criticism
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