A New Divan: A Lyrical Dialogue between East & West

edited by Bill Swainson & Barbara Schwepcke

The 200th anniversary of Johann Wolfgang Goethe’s West-Eastern Divan forms the inspiration for A New Divan (Gingko, 2019), a multi-lingual collection of poems and translations on Goethe’s original themes from a roster of twenty-four leading poets in eleven languages, with facing English translations. With an introduction by Daniel Barenboim.

Gingko have also released a complete new translation of West-Eastern Divan (hbk, £30), including ‘Notes and Essays’ and the unpublished poems, edited by Eric Ormsby.

The Gingko Library