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The Raven; With Literary and Historical Commentary


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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...Leo Quesnel. GERMAN. The German language has a capability of reproducing English thought possessed by no other national speech. Even poetry may be transferred from the one tongue to the other without, in many cases, any very great loss of beauty or power. The German language is richer in rhymes than the English, and in it finer shades of thought may be expressed; moreover, its capacity of combination--its wealth of compound words--is greater. These advantages are, however, to some extent, counterbalanced by various difficulties, such as the greater length of its words and their different grammatical positions. Of the many English poems which have been effectively rendered into German by translators The Raven is one of the most remarkable examples of success. Among those who have overcome the difficulty of transferring the weird ballad from the one language to the other no one has, to our thinking, displayed greater skill than Herr Carl Theodor Eben, whose translation, Der Rabe, was published, with illustrations, in Philadelphia, in 1869. Fraulein Betty Jacobson contributed a careful and cleverly executed translation of the Raven to the Magazin fur die Literatur des Auslandes for 28 February, 1880. Herr Eben's and Fraulein Jacobson's translations we give in full. Herr Niclas Muller, though a German by birth, a resident in the United States, has, also, published a translation that has been warmly commended in his adopted country, and from his skilful manipulation of Poe's poem the two first stanzas may be cited: --"Einst in einer Mittnacht schaurig, als ich mude sass und traurig Ueber manchem sonderbaren Buche langst-vergessner Lehr', Wahrend ich halb traumend nickte, Etwas plotzlich leise pickte, Als ob Jemand...
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ISBN-13: 9781230376172
ISBN-10: 1230376178
Pagini: 30
Dimensiuni: 189 x 246 x 2 mm
Greutate: 0.07 kg
Editura: Theclassics.Us