Surrender to Night
The Collected Poems of Georg Trakl
POETRY / European / German
Sep 17, 2019
4.79 x 6.48 x 0.95 in
- Author Bio
A new translation by acclaimed poet Will Stone of the visionary Austrian poet Georg Trakl
In Georg Trakl’s brief, tragic life he produced a body of work of intense visual power. Dense, imagistic and full of unnerving symbolism, his poems occupy a critical place in German Expressionism.
Until his death on the Eastern Front in 1914, Trakl honed a singular poetic voice to express the horror he saw in the world around him, culminating in the starkly powerful war poems for which he is best known.
This edition includes all of Trakl’s major poems alongside a judicious selection of the best of his uncollected work, all rendered in vividly clear English by translator and poet Will Stone. With a biography, a critical introduction and a chronology of Trakl’s life, this collection promises to reinvigorate interest in this under-appreciated poet.
The most complete collection of Trakl’s poetry available in English
A beautiful Pushkin Collection edition that will appeal as much to new readers as Trakl devotees
Contains new translations of poems that rarely appear in English
Includes a biography and a critical introduction, detailing the tragic events of Trakl’s life and the development of his style
Publicity: Widespread US publicity outreach including dedicated US mailing
DRC to be made available via NetGalley and Edelweiss
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• “For me the Trakl poem is an object of divine existence.” - Rainer Maria Rilke
• “Mystery, lyric intensity, strangeness, animism: no poet embodied these qualities more than did the early twentieth-century Austrian poet Georg Trakl.” - Los Angeles Review of Books