Song of the West: Selected Poems of George Trakl
Place Published: San Francisco
Publisher: North Point Press
Date Published: 1988
Edition: First Edition Thus
Condition: As NEW
Book Id: 13599
123pp. [21.5 cm] Signed by the translator on the title page. Black cloth and red paper covered boards with a black and gray patterned dust jacket. New book with no flaws. Translated with an introduction by Robert Firmage.
From the rear cover: "Georg Trakl (1887-1914), whose reputation as a poete maudit has often overshadowed his substantial literary contributions, is one of the most influential poets of this century in the German-speaking world. Although his reputation here has increased steadily, especially under the impetus of James Wright and Robert Bly, his work has been little translated and little read in this country. It is the purpose of this book, on the occasion of the centennial of his birth, to introduce Georg Trakl's poetry to America."Song of the West collects those poems that were written at the height of Trakl's poetic maturity, from 1912 until his death in 1914. The theme that most permeates this work is that of Trakl's vision of the fallenness of the human condition in the modern age."