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Surrender to Night

Georg Trakl

£15.00

Released 4th April 2019

An essential collection of the visionary poet Georg Trakl’s finest work in a new translation by poet Will Stone

Georg Trakl is recognised as one of the most important European poets of the twentieth century. His visionary poetry has influenced not only later poets but also composers, artists and filmmakers. The full measure of Trakl’s genius can be appreciated in this extensive Collected Poems, intuitively translated by poet Will Stone, which features the key collections including the posthumously published Sebastian in Dream, 1915. Supplementary to these are the poems originally published in the literary journal Der Brenner as well as a discerning selection of Trakl’s uncollected work.

Trakl’s trademark tonal qualities, his melancholy stamp, the often apocalyptic but eerily beautiful language gradually infect the reader. His poems are awash with images, symbolic colours and signs; mysterious dream-like figures appear and vanish, and an alternative world is born out of the unconscious. The most sensitive observer of Trakl’s poetry was his contemporary, Rainer Maria Rilke, who concluded: ‘For me, the Trakl poem is an object of sublime existence…’

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An essential collection of the visionary poet Georg Trakl’s finest work in a new translation by poet Will Stone

Georg Trakl is recognised as one of the most important European poets of the twentieth century. His visionary poetry has influenced not only later poets but also composers, artists and filmmakers. The full measure of Trakl’s genius can be appreciated in this extensive Collected Poems, intuitively translated by poet Will Stone, which features the key collections including the posthumously published Sebastian in Dream, 1915. Supplementary to these are the poems originally published in the literary journal Der Brenner as well as a discerning selection of Trakl’s uncollected work.

Trakl’s trademark tonal qualities, his melancholy stamp, the often apocalyptic but eerily beautiful language gradually infect the reader. His poems are awash with images, symbolic colours and signs; mysterious dream-like figures appear and vanish, and an alternative world is born out of the unconscious. The most sensitive observer of Trakl’s poetry was his contemporary, Rainer Maria Rilke, who concluded: ‘For me, the Trakl poem is an object of sublime existence…’

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