Georg Herwegh

German poet, 1817-1875

"Georg Friedrich Rudolph Theodor Herwegh was a German poet, who is considered part of the Young Germany movement. His ""Gedichte eines Lebendigen"" (""Poems of a living man"") were published in Zürich between 1841–1843 and immediately banned in Prussia. The lyrics combined revolutionary sentiment with a popular style and soon placed him at the forefront of the Vormärz revolutionary movement. Herwegh wrote songs for Lassalle's Worker's Society and the Social Democratic Worker's Party. In 1877, ""Neue Gedichte"" was published. The most important work of his later years was the translation of many of Shakespeare's plays."

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Herwegh, Georg

Dichter und Revolutionär (1817-1875). Autograph letter signed ("G. Herwegh"). [Paris], 4, Rue Barbet-de-Jouy. 1 S. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo.
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An unpublished letter to the Paris branch of Brockhaus & Avenarius, requesting information about a recently published Goethe edition: "Cotta zeigt neue Supplemente zu Göthe's Werken an. Ich besitze die Oktavausgabe der Göthe'schen Werke (in 55 Bänden) die nun, glaube ich, um 5 (oder gar 10?) Bände vergrößert worden, u. erlaube mir die Anfrage, ob diese 5 oder 10 Bände apart zu bekommen sind oder ob der ganze vermehrte Nachlaß genommen werden muß. Sind die 5 oder resp. 10 Ergänzungsbände apart zu haben, so bitte ich um deren Zusendung [...]". - Traces of folding; slightly wrinkled.

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