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Songs from a Single Eye - by Oswald Von Wolkenstein (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 64

Genre: Poetry

Sub-Genre: European

Format: Paperback

Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation

Age Range: Adult

Book theme: German

Author: Oswald Von Wolkenstein

Language: English

TCIN: 77367239
UPC: 9780811229012
Item Number (DPCI): 247-58-3450


"The one-eyed singer, songwriter, and knight errant Oswald von Wolkenstein (surname literally "Cloud-Stone") was among the last of the great troubadours. A contemporary of Villon, versed in Petrarch, and a Knight of the Holy Sepulchre, Wolkenstein was lost to history until scholarship in the 1970s recognized him as the German language's first genuinely autobiographical lyric voice. In the hands of the magician-translator Richard Sieburth, working in the spirited tradition of Ezra Pound and Paul Blackburn, Wolkenstein's verse rises from the page like a medieval Bob Dylan. Facsimiles of Wolkenstein's musical compositions are included"--
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