A Selection of the Poems of Sir Constantijn Huygens (1596-1687)
Revised, Second Edition
A Selection of the Poems of Sir Constantijn Huygens (1596-1687)
€ 85,00
ISBN:
9789089648792
Release date:
20-07-2015
Available:
Directly
Edition:
Hardback
Pages:
294
Editor:
Adriaan van der Weel, Peter Davidson
Series:
A Selection of the Poems of Sir Constantijn Huygens (1596-1687)
Dutch Golden Age poet Constantijn Huygens (1596—1687) was a remarkable figure: in addition to writing poetry, he composed music; was secretary to two Princes of Orange, Frederick Henry and William II; and became a friend to John Donne, Rembrandt, Descartes, and many other notable people of his time. In this book, Peter Davidson and Adriaan van der Weel offer a broad selection of Huygens’s poems and provide excellent translations for those written in Dutch, Latin, and a number of other languages“revealing both Huygens’s literary talent and his remarkable linguistic range.