Joseph von Eichendorff

German poet and novelist, 1788-1857

"Eichendorff is regarded as one of the most important German Romantics and his works have sustained high popularity in Germany from production to the present day. The lyricism of Eichendorff's poetry is much praised, and his poems have been set to music by many composers, including, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Hugo Wolf, Richard Strauss, Friedrich Nietzsche, Hans Pfitzner, Hermann Zilcher, and Alexander Zemlinsky. Eichendorff's best known work, ""Aus dem Leben eines Taugenichts"" (""Of the Life of a Good-For-Nothing"") is typical romantic novella, whose main themes are voyage and love."

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Eichendorff, Joseph Frh. von

Dichter (1788-1857). Autograph letter signed ("J. v. Eichendorff"). Berlin. 2 SS. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-4to. Mit eh. Adresse (Faltbrief).
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To the German translator and poet Adolf Böttger (1815-1870), who had sent him his recently published poem "Düstere Sterne". Eichendorff acknowledges Böttger's "rich, poetic talent", but refuses to participate in a lyrical anthology, as he has no suitable poem at hand and is not in the mood to write a ballad. - Adolf Böttger was one of the most highly esteemed English-German translators of the 19th century; his major project was the translation of the complete works of Byron. - Edges slightly frayed, and small clipped section on fol. 2 (not touching text).

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Eichendorff, Joseph Frh. von

Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Jos. v. Eichendorff").
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Five months before his death, his circumstances financially straitened after his Seldnitz administrator had been found to have embezzled funds, Eichendorff writes to the Leipzig publishers Voigt & Günther, copyright holders of his short story "Aus dem Leben eines Taugenichts", concerning an ongoing legal action against the publisher Otto Wigand who had unashamedly reprinted his pirated edition of 1837. - Traces of folds.