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,[2][3] 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 (English: 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 is acknowledging Böttger's "rich, poetic talent", but refuses to participate in a lyrical anthology, for he has no suitable poem by hand, and is actually not in the mood to write a fine ballad. - Adolf Böttger was one of the most reputable translators from English to German in the 19th century; his major project was the translation of the complete works of Byron. - Not mentioned in Koch; presumably unpublished. - Edges slightly frayed, and small clipped section on fol. 2 (not touching text).

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