Hymns to the Night

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Novalis

Narrated By: Pete Williams

Publisher: LibriVox

Date: January 2017

Duration: 0 hours 25 minutes

Summary:

"Hymns to the Night" is the last published work of Georg Philipp Friedrich Freiherr von Hardenberg (1772-1801), the German philosopher and early Romantic poet whose pen name was simply "Novalis". The work alternates poetry and prose, exploring a personal mythology of darkness and light, but it is also a free-associative chronicle of a young man rationalizing the untimely death of his fiancé. This version (1897) was translated by influential fantasy author and novelist George MacDonald, who cited it as a great - and early - inspiration. (Summary by Pete Williams)

"Hymns to the Night" is also available to Librivox listeners in the original German.

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