West-Eastern Divan

edited by Eric Ormsby, Johann Wolfgang Goethe

A new bilingual edition commissioned for the 200th anniversary of Goethe’s last great poetry cycle, inspired by the poet Hafez. This is a complete, annotated new translation, handsomely produced, including ‘Notes and Essays’ and the unpublished poems, edited by Eric Ormsby.

It accompanies A New Divan: A Lyrical Dialogue between East & West (hbk, £20), 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.

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