Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: Der west-östliche Divan [The Parliament of West and East] (2409 words)


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The West-östlicher Divan [West-Eastern Ensemble], published first in 1819 and in an expanded version in 1827, is Goethe’s longest lyrical cycle and the only one published as a separate work. Several of its ca. 239 poems (depending on edition) are among his greatest, e.g. “Selige Sehnsucht” [“Blessed Longing”], “Nachklang” [“Resonance”], “Wiederfinden” [“Reunion”], “In tausend Formen magst du dich verstecken” [“A Thousand Forms”], “Vermächtnis altpersischen Glaubens” [“Legacy of Ancient Persian Faith”], and “Einlass” [“…

Citation: Dye, Ellis. "Der west-östliche Divan". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 23 July 2007 [, accessed 09 August 2022.]

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