Hölderlin: Gedichte aus der Wahnsinnszeit mit einem Bildnis des Dichters (Originalradierung) von Arno Nadel
by Lichten, Justus (ed.)
Berlin: Drei-Welten-Verlag, 1923. Limited edition. Softcover. vg. 1/200 out of series. Elephant Folio (16 x 11 3/4"). 8pp. Original sewn cream handmade self wraps with black lettering and publisher's device on cover. Vierter Einzeldruck (Fourth print) of Drei-Welten-Verlag with poems from Hölderlin's time with spells of insanity, as stated in the subtitle, and an original etching by Arno Nadel. Contains Hölderlin's poems "Der Frühling," "Der Spaziergang," Eine Landschaft," "Der Winter," "Der Kirchhof," "Hälfte des Lebens," and "Höhere Menschheit." Text in German, Gothic script. Minor traces of "double printing" of title on cover and small tears at top of paper strip reinforcing the spine (as issued). Slight age-toning of pages. Wraps and interior in overall very good condition. Arno Nadel (1878-1943) was Jewish a poet, musician, and artist born in Vilnius, Lithuania. At the age of 17 he moved to Berlin and enrolled in the College for Science of Judaism (Hochschule für die Wissenschaft des Judentums). Nadel worked as an educator and choirmaster. He became the choir director of the Jewish community in Berlin supervising the music at all Berlin synagogues. Nadel published poetry, plays, and worked on an anthology of synagogue music which he finished in 1938 and intended to publish in seven volumes. Nadel died in the Auschwitz extermination camp in 1943.
(Inventory #: 41189)
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