Contents: This bilingual edition contains in verse all twelve books of Goethe's West-Eastern Divan. It has a German
and an English Index to the poems and an English Glossary of key Arabic names and terms. A Translator's note follows an extensive
Introduction by Katharina Mommsen. She points to the many themes and motifs of the work, examines them in the political and
cultural context of the time, and presents them as a summation of Goethe's experience, feeling and thought throughout a long
life, as a work affirming Goethe's conviction of the spiritual meaning of a fully earthly life.