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Luise Gottsched, 'Der Lockenraub' / Alexander Pope, 'The Rape of the Lock'

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Luise Gottsched was one of the most prominent translators in eighteenth-century Germany, bringing her countrymen into contact with the work of many key writers, thinkers and scientists in the European republic of letters. Der Lockenraub (1744) was the first German verse translation of Alexander Pope's Rape of the Lock (1714), and an impressive achievement at a time when English was still an exotic language in Germany and England largely a terra incognita. The introduction will outline the circumstances which gave rise to ...

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Luise Gottsched, 'Der Lockenraub' / Alexander Pope, 'The Rape of the Lock'
2014, Modern Humanities Research Association

ISBN-13: 9780947623845

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