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Goethe – Blessed Longing

Salon Here, in the Salon, we will sometimes share with you a few poems that we find especially moving and powerful. We will usually provide translations in several languages along with the original text. Today we present you a poem by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832), leading intellectual figure of his time, and whose writings …

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Stefan Zweig – Le Monde d’Hier

Stefan Zweig est un de ces auteurs attachants que l’on rencontre rapidement, notamment a travers ses biographies (Montaigne, Marie-Antoinette, Erasme) et des nouvelles qu’il n’est plus nécessaire de présenter (“Ving-quatre heures dans la vie d’une femme”, “Le joueur d’échecs”). On le rencontre rapidement donc mais il faut attendre d’avoir lu son autobiographie, “Le Monde d’Hier”, …

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Poetry- Hölderlin

Salon Here, in the Salon, we will sometimes share with you a few poems that we find especially moving and powerful. We will usually provide translations in several languages along with the original text. Today, we present you a poem by Friedrich Hölderlin (1770-1843), one of the most important poets of German Idealism. Friend of …

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Poetry- Auguries of Innocence, William Blake

Salon Here, in the Salon, we will sometimes share with you a few poems that we find especially moving and powerful. We will usually provide translations in several languages along with the original text. Today, we present you one of the most famous poems by William Blake (1757-1827), a prominent figure of English Romanticism that, …

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Divine Comedy – Illustrations

Throughout time, many artists took up the daunting task of illutrating the “Divine Comedy”. The “Commedia”, as it was originally titled in Italian, is of course the most famous work written by Dante Alighieri but this unique poem proved significant in so many ways that it always remained an unending source of literary and artistic …

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