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Lecture: “From the Divan of Hafez to Goethe’s West-Eastern Divan”
27/02/2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Organiser: The Goethe Society of WA
A literary treat for Goethe lovers is on the agenda.
Roland Hahnel will present to us the works of the Divan of Hafez, and show his influence on Goethe’s West-East divan. This presentation is in English.
The title of his lecture is “From the Divan of Hafez to Goethe’s West-Eastern Divan”.
In this talk Roland will show how Goethe was inspired by the 400 years older Persian poet to write his last great cycle of poems.
Selected works by Hafez in English translation and by Goethe in English and German will be presented and compared.
Some background information on the two poets will also be given.
When: Monday, 27.2.2017, 18.30 hours
Where: Honorary German Honorary Consulate, 1133 Hay St, West Perth