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DetailsA gem of German Romanticism, this literary landmark continues to enchant readers with its combination of poetic and fairy tale elements. The young hero of this unfinished experimental novel envisions a blue flower that represents desire, love, and the metaphysical longing for the infinite. He travels the world in pursuit of his dream, discovering that poetry is everywhere for those who can perceive it.Author Friedrich von Hardenberg better known as Novalis (17721801) was a poet and philosopher who worked closely with Friedrich Schlegel and Ludwig Tieck. Novalis's influence extended to Hermann Hesse and Jorge Luis Borges, and the "blue flower" motif that he originated in Henry von Ofterdingen has appeared in the works of C. S. Lewis and George R. R. Martin. This edition features a Life of the Author and an Afterword by Ludwig Tieck.ABOUT THE AUTHOR : Born Friedrich von Hardenberg, Novalis (1772-1801) was a poet, novelist, and philosopher. An important figure in early German Romanticism, he worked closely with Friedrich Schlegel and Ludwig Tieck, and his influence extended to Hermann Hesse and Jorge Luis Borges. The "blue flower" motif that originated in Henry von Ofterdingen has appeared in the works of C. S. Lewis and George R. R. Martin.
SKU Code PRK B 3098 Weight in Kg 0.0500 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9780486795775 Author Name Novalis Publisher Name DOVER PUBLICATIONS