The Whole Difference
Selected Writings of Hugo Von Hofmannsthal
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Whole Difference by Hugo von Hofmannsthal
Book DescriptionHugo von Hofmannsthal is one of the modern era's most important writers, but his fame as Richard Strauss's pioneering collaborator on such operas as Der Rosenkavalier and Die Frau ohne Schatten has obscured his other remarkable writings: his precocious lyric poetry, inventive short fiction, keen essays, and visionary plays. The Whole Difference, which includes new translations as well as classic ones long out of print, is a fresh introduction to the enormous range of this extraordinary artist, and the most comprehensive collection of Hofmannsthal's writings in English. Selected and edited by the poet and librettist J. D. McClatchy, this collection includes early lyric poems; short prose works, including "The Tale of Night Six Hundred and Seventy-Two," "A Tale of the Cavalry," and the famous "Letter of Lord Chandos"; two full-length plays, The Difficult Man and The Tower; as well as the first act of The Cavalier of the Rose. From the glittering salons of imperial Vienna to the bloodied ruins of Europe after the Great War, the landscape of Hofmannsthal's world stretches across the extremes of experience. This collection reflects those extremes, including both the sparkling social comedy of "the difficult man" Hans Karl, so sensitive that he cannot choose between the two women he loves, and the haunting fictional letter to Francis Bacon in which Lord Chandos explains why he can no longer write. Complete with an introduction by McClatchy, this collection reveals an artist whose unusual subtlety and depth will enthrall readers.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780691129099
(229mm x 152mm x 41mm)
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 6-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Hugo von Hofmannsthal
Lord Chandos Letter, Paperback (February 2007)
In Hugo von Hofmannsthal's celebrated autobiographical novella a young nobleman reveals to his patron Sir Francis Bacon his particularly modern crisis of spirit.
Selected Tales, Paperback (October 2006)» View all books by Hugo von Hofmannsthal
Haunting early Modernist short fiction from Vienna. The restless, alienated spirit of turn-of-the-century Vienna is brilliantly caught in these seven tales - hitherto not readily available together in English translation - by Hugo von Hofmannsthal, one of the major writers of the period and Richard Strauss's librettist.
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Author Biography - Hugo von Hofmannsthal
J. D. McClatchy is a poet, critic, and librettist. His most recent collection of poems, "Hazmat" (Knopf), was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He teaches English at Yale University, where he also edits "The Yale Review".
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