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Sappho in the Shadows

Essays on the work of German women poets of the age of Goethe (1749-1832), with translations of their poetry into English


Anthony John Harper and Margaret C. Ives

Contents: Anthony J. Harper and Margaret C. Ives: Introduction – Margaret C. Ives: Anna Luise Karsch (1722-1791): a brave woman goes to war – Margaret C. Ives: Gabriele Baumberg (1766-1839): in praise of love and marriage – Margaret C. Ives: Karoline von Günderrode (1780-1806): the 'Tian' legend – Anthony J. Harper: Sophie Mereau (1770-1806): living to love and loving to live – Brian Keith-Smith: Friederike Brun (1765-1835): in tears too there is joy – Anthony J. Harper: Luise Hensel (1798-1876): a little bird sits captive within its narrow cell – Marion E. Gibbs: Annette von Droste-Hülshoff (1797-1848): the poet of the ever-open wounds.