Mozart's Journey to Prague and a Selection of Poems

ISBN-10: 0140447377

ISBN-13: 9780140447378

Edition: 2003

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This is a novella based on imaginary incidents that befall Mozart on his journey to Prague for a performance of Don Giovanni. The text also offers selected poems by Morike, combining classicism, romanticism and fairy tale.
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/30/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.08" wide x 7.80" long x 0.59" tall
Weight: 0.418
Language: English

Morike withdrew from the social and political upheavals of his day to live as a reclusive country parson in his native Swabia. He is best known for his lyric poems which, in their directness, are close to folksongs. He also wrote a novel entitled Maler Nolten (Painter Nolten) (1832) and many short tales. The extreme simplicity of his diction and the subtlety of his rhythms render the work of Morike particularly difficult to translate. Largely for this reason he remains, despite his importance in German literature, little known to the English-speaking public, though his poems are scattered in various anthologies.

Introduction
Further Reading
Note on the Text
Mozart's Journey to Prague (1855)
On a Winter Morning before Sunrise
Peregrina I-V
Two Voices in the Night
At Midnight
In the Early Morning
A Journey on Foot
Intimation of Spring
In the Spring
Urach Revisited
Love Insatiable
The Forsaken Girl/The Forsaken Lassie
To My Beloved
The Song of Weyla
Seclusion
To an Aeolian Harp
News from the Storks
A Huntsman's Song
Sweet-Rohtraut
Good Riddance
A Prayer
Johann Kepler
To Sleep
At Daybreak
The Tale of the Safe and Sound Man
The Woodland Pest
To the Nightingale
To a Christmas Rose
The Beautiful Beech-Tree
Divine Remembrance
A Walk in the Country
The Falls of the Rhine
An Edifying Meditation
Inscription on a Clock with the Three Hour-Goddesses
On a Lamp
The Auld Steeplecock
Oh soul, remember!
A Domestic Scene
A Visit to the Carthusians
Erinna to Sappho
Postscript: Morike and Hugo Wolf
Notes
Title Index of Poems
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