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Selected Poems (2000) [Collection]
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Else Lasker-Schüler was a leading Expressionist poet and one of the most prominent women writers of the early 20th century. She has been described by Karl Kraus as "the greatest lyric poet of modern Germany." Lasker-Schüler lived the life of a bohemian, sharing the artistic milieu of post World War I Berlin with friends such as Franz Marc and Gottfriedd Benn. When the Nazi government took power, Lasker-Schüler, after being accosted by a group of Nazis and beaten with an iron rod,immediately boarded a train to leave Germany. After a short stay in Zurich, her last years were spent in Israel, where she aligned herself with experimental writers celebrating their Jewish heritage.

Else Lasker-Schüler's most noted collections of poetry are Hebrew Ballads (1913) and My Blue Piano (1943), large selections from which appear in this volume.


  • Styx
  • My Drama
  • Chronica
  • Chaos
  • Flight from the World
  • Evening
  • Weltschmerz
  • My Dancing Song
  • The Voices of Eden
  • I Am Sad
  • Homesickness
  • Mary of Nazereth
  • Full Moon
  • Gottfried Benn/To Giselheer the Lad
  • To Giselheer the King
  • To Giselheer the Heathen
  • To the Barbarian
  • My Lovesong
  • Behind Trees I Take Shelter
  • O God
  • Parting
  • Franz Werfel
  • Georg Trakl
  • George Grosz
  • Hans Jacob
  • Leopold Krakauer
  • Kete Parsenow
  • Senna Hoy
  • Sascha
  • Franz Marc
  • Franz Marc (prose poem)
  • Mother
  • My Mother
  • My Silent Song
  • From The Land of the Hebrews
  • To God
  • Reconciliation
  • My People
  • Abel
  • Abraham and Isaac
  • Jacob and Esau
  • Joseph is Sold
  • Pharoah and Joseph
  • Moses and Joshua
  • Saul
  • David and Jonathan
  • Esther
  • Boaz
  • Ruth
  • Shulamite
  • Abigail
  • To My Friends
  • Jerusalem
  • To My Child
  • My Blue Piano
  • Over Glistening Gravel
  • Eventide
  • I Know
  • In the Evening
  • A Lovesong
  • To Me
  • Friday Night

Original title: Selected Poems
Original languages: German


Genre: PoetryVerse

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Edition #1: Selected Poems

Selected Poems (2000)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Jeanette Litman-Demeestère Audri Durchslag-Litt
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Selected Poems (2000)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Los Angeles
Publisher: Green Integer
ISBN: 1892295865
Dimensions: 4.8 x 6.4 x 0.7
Pages: 152

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