Erotic Poems

Erotic Poems

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This unique bilingual edition of Goethe’s erotic poems contains the Roman Elegies (1789), The Diary (1810), and a selection from the Venetian Epigrams of 1790. David Luke’s translations do full justice to Goethe’s aim of liberating German poetry and restoring sexual love to its central position in human life. Hans Vaget’s fine introduction provides the background to these poems, as well as showing some of the profound and little-known connections between them.

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