's 1915 poem "A Winter Evening" [Ein Winterabend],
Indeed, he continues to be overshadowed by his better-known contemporaries Rainer Maria Rilke and Georg Trakl
. Those who speak of him chiefly recall his nightmarish visions of the modern metropolis in such poems as "Die Damone der Stadte" ("The Demons of the City") and his premonitions of the First World War, which he did not live to see, in such poems as "Der Krieg" ("The War").
Just as Georg Trakl
's line "Something strange is the soul on the earth" should not be understood as a Platonic longing to escape material reality, Holderlin's poetic dwelling doesn't fly "fantastically above reality" into "the realm of fantasy." (37) Rather, as Heidegger states, the estranged soul in Trakl
's lyric work "goes in search toward the site where it may stay in its wandering," seeking the earth that it hasn't been able to reach, in order to "poetically build and dwell upon it." (38) No more than in the cases of Holderlin and Trakl
can Endymion's concern for housing matters be clarified with reference only to the contrast of mortal reality and divine ideal.
Heidegger was himself invested in German national literature (for very different reasons), attested in his long-time interest in Holderlin, Rilke, and Trakl
, among others, and like Joyce was deeply invested in the Romantic inversion of Platonism, particularly as he read it in Nietzsche (1991a, 1991b).
Only a few years after seeing his first piece of writing into print in 1911, the young poet had become a staple in expressionist circles and soon published regularly with Kurt Wolff, who also promoted such future luminaries as Georg Trakl
and Franz Kafka.
Wright's reading was largely self-directed and wide in its embrace, including, importantly (and early), Rilke, Trakl
, and nineteenth-century German poets; Central American poets such as Neruda, Vallejo, and Jimenez; Dickens, Hardy, Dostoevsky--well, the list is global and very long.
This is how Georg Trakl
begins, namely under Baudelaire's and Rimbaud's influence, to acquire a profoundly original poetics: the poem conceived as a retort, having a title identical to Baudelaire's A une passante, contains the closing and opening points towards Baudelaire's model, an essential argument in finding a genetically expressionist mechanism.
La parola che germina dalla lacerazione ci fa ricordare la poesia della blessure e della paralisi postbellica di Joe Bousquet (1897-1950) (Tradidt du silence, Gallimard, 1941); la proiezione infernale di alcuni componimenti, dagli scenari cupi e mostruosi, ci rinvia al lamento selvaggio del poeta austriaco Georg Trakl
di fronte alia straziante agonia dei moribondi dopo la battaglia di Grodek ("Grodek", e Apnea, p.
| WHAT nationality was the poet Georg Trakl
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But for a more exhaustive approach, I keep coming back to--and actually reading--Christian Hawkey's 2010 translation of Georg Trakl
's poetry, Ventrakl.