Review of “Komm in den totgesagten park und schau” (1897)


Stefan George (writer).

Read in 2022.

Read in its original language and in Swedish-language prose translation.

On the surface, the “park pronounced dead” is just hanging on longer than expected in one particular autumn, one of the three seasons in George’s Das Jahr der Seele. It doesn’t seem to be very green, but the narrator still enjoys the experience and the poet pulls good biophilia out of that image.

References here: Modern utländsk lyrik (1975/1985).

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