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Sebastian Dreaming - (Our Trakl: The German List) by Georg Trakl (Hardcover)

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Sebastian Dreaming comprises the second book in James Reidel’s Our Trakl series. Published posthumously in the original German in 1915, this is the second and last collection prepared by Trakl himself. Indeed, the Austrian poet may have tied his own fate to it. During his last days in a military hospital, Trakl had politely requested proofs of Sebastian Dreaming from his publisher and waited a week before overdosing on ******. He had been told once before that the war, which drove him into madness, had indefinitely postponed his masterpiece.
Now the wait is over for Trakl’s book to appear separately and in English. Until now translations of the poems from this collection have appeared in selections and complete volumes. Reidel has chosen to present the book individually, as Trakl wanted his book experienced. To achieve this, a certain verisimilitude in these English renderings has been achieved—even omitting the German facing texts is at work here—for which the translator has gone to great lengths, with an eye for seeing Trakl in his time and place, not only as an early modern poet but one whose strange and intriguing language and setting came from another century and still haunt us in ours.
Number of Pages: 99
Genre: Poetry
Series Title: Our Trakl: The German List
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Author: Georg Trakl
Language: English
Street Date: April 15, 2016
TCIN: 51096254
UPC: 9780857423313
Item Number (DPCI): 248-15-4392
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