Abstract / Synopsis
In 1900, Felix Hausdorff published Ekstasen (Ecstasy) under the pseudonym Paul Mongré. The book is comprised of 157 poems (70 sonnets, 32 rondels, 25 "mixed poems", where Hausdorff effortlessly combines different types of poetic styles, and 30 more poems). Den Ungeflügelten (To The Wingless Ones) is the first poem in this book and provides an interesting self-portrait of Hausdorff as he embraces his muse with confidence. Here I present an English translation of this poem without (much) commentary.
Benjamin Elkins, "Felix Hausdorff’s Poem “Den Ungeflügelten”," Journal of Humanistic Mathematics, Volume 11 Issue 2 (July 2021), pages 405-408. DOI: 10.5642/jhummath.202102.23. Available at: https://scholarship.claremont.edu/jhm/vol11/iss2/23