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Oswald has the kind of poetic personality that especially appealed to the great modernist – the individuality that makes for true invention.
—Clive Wilmer, Times Literary Supplement

Available November 26, 2019

Songs from a Single Eye

Poetry by Oswald von Wolkenstein

Translated by Richard Sieburth

The one-eyed singer, songwriter, and knight errant Oswald von Wolkenstein (surname literally “Cloud-Stone”) was among the last of the great troubadours. A contemporary of Villon, versed in Petrarch, and a Knight of the Holy Sepulchre, Wolkenstein was lost to history until scholarship in the 1970s recognized him as the German language’s first genuinely autobiographical lyric voice. In the hands of the magician-translator Richard Sieburth, working in the spirited tradition of Ezra Pound and Paul Blackburn, Wolkenstein’s verse rises from the page like a medieval Bob Dylan. Facsimiles of Wolkenstein’s musical compositions are included.

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(published November 26, 2019)

ISBN
9780811229012
Price US
11.95
Price CN
14.95
Trim Size
6x9
Page Count
64

Oswald von Wolkenstein

Songwriter and composer (1376/7-1445) of the German Renaissance

Oswald has the kind of poetic personality that especially appealed to the great modernist – the individuality that makes for true invention.
—Clive Wilmer, Times Literary Supplement