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Essays & Analysis
Critical Review by Theodore Holmes
726 words, approx. 3 pages
In the following excerpt, the reviewer points out the singular appeal of Trakl's abstract poetry, commenting also on Bly's and Wright's translations. George Trakl died young, and ...
Critical Essay by Eric Williams
6,735 words, approx. 23 pages
The following essay explores modes common to much of Trakl's verse: its reflexivity, revisionism, and its many "mirror motifs." In meiner Seele dunklem SpiegelSind Bilder niegese...
Critical Review by D. J. Enright
1,187 words, approx. 4 pages
In the following favorable review, Enright attempts to position Trakl within a particular school of poetry, at times comparing him to Holderlin. Georg Trakl, an Austrian, died in 1914, at the age of 2...
Critical Essay by Michael Hamburger
9,738 words, approx. 33 pages
In the following essay, Hamburger follows the "microcosm" of Trakl's verse vis-a-vis the poet's life. Of all the early Expressionists, Trakl was the least rhetorical and th...
Critical Essay by Theodore Fiedler
4,571 words, approx. 16 pages
In the following excerpt, Fiedler shows how specific rhetorical patterns used by Holderlin were developed in Trakl's work as it matured; he asserts that the latter poet was "modern...
Critical Essay by Martin Anderle
4,681 words, approx. 16 pages
In the following excerpt, Iraki's brief body of work is examined by way of his problematic metaphors, the absence of the poetic self, and his poetic vision. Georg Trakl … is considered b...
Critical Essay by Patrick Bridgwater
8,214 words, approx. 28 pages
The following excerpt analyzes Trakl's work from its perspective on war, highlighting its Kafkaesque images and techniques while citing "Kafka's verdict, that Trakl had too much i...
Critical Review by Dennis Sampson
533 words, approx. 2 pages
Trakl's fevered, Christian mysticism is discussed in the following excerpt. Baudelaire said that Chopin's music was "like a bird of bright plumage fluttering over the horrors of t...
Critical Review by Edward Foster
996 words, approx. 4 pages
In the following excerpt, Foster compares Simko's translation with that of Firmage, noting the task is to "find the poem before it is set in language. " Rilke thought Trakl'...
Critical Essay by Karl E. Webb
1,583 words, approx. 6 pages
In the following excerpt, the author compares Rimbaud's and Trakl's alienation from the city and God in their work. It is unclear just when and under what circumstances Georg Trakl first...
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