Sonntag, 4. Dezember 2011

Josef Weinheber

It was my grandmother who first introduced me to the poetry of Josef Weinheber. Then, in my early teens, I found it a bit too provincial and soppy but upon reviewing it recently I came to realize and appreciate its intrinsic quality. It surely sometimes has a pronounced local Viennese note to it, often charmingly so, at other times it is decisively anti-modernistic even classicistic, evoking old eternal truths. Oskar Werner reading a few of Weinheber’s poems.

Kommentare:

Anonym hat gesagt…

Nomen est omen

v. Braun. hat gesagt…

Absolutely right! I also heard that Wein-heber had certainly 'lifted' a few glasses of 'wine' in his day...