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Du kannst dich zurückhalten von den...

Language: German (Deutsch)

Du kannst dich zurückhalten von den Leiden der Welt,
das ist dir freigestellt und entspricht deiner Natur,
aber vielleicht ist gerade dieses Zurückhalten das einzige Leid,
das du vermeiden könntest.

Translation(s): FRE

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Submitted by Ferdinando Albeggiani


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

  • by Ernst Křenek (1900 - 1991), "Du kannst dich zurückhalten von den Leiden der Welt", op. 82 (Fünf Lieder nach Franz Kafka) no. 4 (1937-8) [voice and piano], Universal Edition [ sung text not verified ]

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Tu peux te tenir éloigné des souffrances du monde", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2008-06-21.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:28
Line count: 4
Word count: 30

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Tu peux te tenir éloigné des souffrances du monde

Language: French (Français) after the German (Deutsch)

Tu peux te tenir éloigné des souffrances du monde,
c'est quelque chose que tu es libre de faire et qui s'accorde avec ta nature,
mais peut-être que se tenir éloigné est justement la souffrance
que tu veux éviter.

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Franz Kafka (1883 - 1924)
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Ernst Křenek. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2016-12-20.
Last modified: 2017-02-16 14:11:55
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