By Albrecht Classen
This publication bargains the 1st whole English translation of the poems through the late-medieval German (Tyrolean) Oswald von Wolkenstein (1376/1377-1445). Oswald von Wolkenstein used to be one of many top poets of his time and created the most fascinating, experimental, and in addition deeply religious-conservative poetry of the total heart a long time and much past. German scholarship and musicologists have lengthy well-known the intense energy and tool of Oswald s heart excessive German songs, either when it comes to his poetic imagery and his musical functionality. This booklet proves Oswald's uvre to be the most idiosyncratic and individualistic within the complete overdue center a while. Classen finds how Oswald persevered the medieval culture, but was once a real innovator, exploring new attitudes towards love, sexuality, trip, struggle, politics, language, tune, and, particularly, his personal individuality.