Publish yr note: First released 1802
A gem of German Romanticism, this literary landmark keeps to enchant readers with its mix of poetic and fairy story components. The younger hero of this unfinished experimental novel envisions a blue flower that represents hope, love, and the metaphysical eager for the limitless. He travels the realm in pursuit of his dream, researching that poetry is in every single place if you can understand it.
Author Friedrich von Hardenberg ― higher referred to as Novalis (1772–1801) ― used to be a poet and thinker who labored heavily with Friedrich Schlegel and Ludwig Tieck. Novalis's impact prolonged to Hermann Hesse and Jorge Luis Borges, and the "blue flower" motif that he originated in Henry von Ofterdingen has seemed within the works of C. S. Lewis and George R. R. Martin. This variation incorporates a lifetime of the writer and an Afterword by way of Ludwig Tieck.
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Extra info for Henry of Ofterdingen: A Romance
The minstrel began a beautiful song, pathetic beyond conception. The whole ship accorded, the waters resounded, the sun and the stars appeared at once in the sky, and the inhabitants of the deep issued from the green flood about them, in dancing hosts. The people of the ship stood alone by themselves, with hostile intent waiting impatiently for the end of his song. It was soon finished. Then the minstrel plunged with serene brow down the dark abyss, carrying with him his wonder-working instrument.
Thus the hours fled as moments. Even now my heart warms with the recollection of the wonderful thoughts and emotions, which crowded upon me that evening. He seemed quite at home in the pagan ages, and longed, with incredible ardor, to dwell in the times of grey antiquity. At last he showed me a chamber, where I could pass the night, for it was too late for 32 me to return to the city. —I thought that I was passing out of the gates of my native city. It seemed to me that I was going to get something done, but where, and what, I did not know.
But, without taking those writings into account, if now for the first time you should have a dream, how would it overwhelm you, and how constantly would your thoughts be fixed upon the miracle, which, from its very frequency, now appears such a simple occurrence. Dreams appear to me to break up the monotony and even tenor of life, to serve as a recreation to the chained fancy. They mingle together all the scenes and fancies of life, and change the continual earnestness of age, into the merry sports of childhood.
Henry of Ofterdingen: A Romance by Novalis