The Golden Goblet traces the literary and philosophical career of legendary German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s poetry, from the idealism of youth to the liberation of maturity. Goethe’s poetry, which influenced some of the world’s greatest writers from Pushkin to Hawthorne and continues to resonate today, draws on the graceful simplicity of German folk rhythms to develop complex, transcendent themes, a joy to read, and eternally resonant. This robust selection has been masterfully translated to capture the formal qualities of Goethe’s poetry as well as the profoundly moving caliber of his ideas by University of Texas at Dallas professors Zsuzsanna Ozsváth and Frederick Turner, explores transformation, revolution, and illumination in Goethe’s lush lyrical style that forever altered the course of German—and all world—literature.
Enjoy the eternal magic of Goethe’s Golden Goblet, Deep Vellum’s first (but definitely not last!) foray into poetry.