Other literary forms
Although Eduard Mörike (MUR-ree-kuh) is famous for his poetry, and many of his poems have been set to music, he was not primarily a poet. His first publication was a three-hundred-page novella in two parts, Maler Nolten (1832; Nolten the Painter: A Novella in Two Parts, 2005). He also wrote seven shorter works; the most well-known is Mozart auf der Reise nach Prag (1855; Mozart’s Journey from Vienna to Prague: A Romance of His Private Life, 1897). Of particular significance for his poetry are his translations of classical poetry that retain the stanza form of the original. His editorial work attests to his interest in the works of contemporary Swabian poets and novelists, as well as in Greek and Roman poetry.