Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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German poet and novelist and dramatist who lived in Weimar (1749-1832)


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Charlotte's betrothed, Kestener (Moritz Bleibtreu) is a manipulative spoiler of Goethe's and Charlotte's affair; and Goethe's roommate, the tragic, suicidal Wilhelm Jerusalem (alternately known as "Karl"), is a sympathetic loser in his own ill-fated romance.
For Bohm contends that Faust must be seen as Goethe's conscious contribution to that tradition.
Goethe's deliberations lacked the systematic drive of the naturalistic conception of an organismic world, and fell short of the dramatic mythology of a pilgrim's tortured moral journey.
The situation in both Goethe's poem and Brahms's composition parallels that of Styron's persona in Darkness Visible.
Goethe's history and archaeology were a little off the mark; the current theory of the holiday traces the name to a Christian
Yet Coleridge's position does put in perspective the biggest problem I have with Bodley's introduction: if her predecessor errs on the side of undervaluing Zelter's role--Coleridge calls his publication Goethe's Letters to Zelter, With Extracts from Those of Zelter to Goethe.
Rather than providing a comprehensive documentation, the author presents a series of snapshots which take an in-depth view of "the astonishing Sale translation, Rousseau's theory of the legislator, Voltaire's conception of the engaged intellectual, Napoleon's imperial gaze, and Goethe's hesitation between the poetic and the prophetic--in relation to the translation of the Qur'an and the surrounding discourse on the Orient in which it is couched" (p.
At times, Flix's strict adherence to Goethe's plot forces the story to perform some narrative gymnastics, but he pulls these off--for the most part--without the reader noticing, while at the same time taking on some of the more thorny issues facing contemporary Germany.
21) In Goethe's recollections of his acquaintance with Schiller, mentioned in Footnote 12, he writes that Schiller, as a well-versed Kantian, argued against his own realism.
A significant part of Helmholtz: From Enlightenment to Neuroscience is devoted to a discussion of the scientific work of Goethe, given Helmholtz's opposition to much of Goethe's work on color and Goethe's rejection of Enlightenment philosophy in general.
The university could not plead ignorance about Goethe's racial views and practices.
Relatively modern lore concerning angels, such as their presence in classical works such as John Milton's "Paradise Lost", Dante Aligheri's "Divine Comedy", and Wolfgang von Goethe's "Faust" is also contemplated with highlights.
What's curious about these works isn't only what we're seeing, or what our eyes think they are seeing--Gamdrup confirms Goethe's well-known maxim "Optical illusion is optical truth" with stunning simplicity--but that they raise the question of whether there is some tether between these blinking fields of color and ordinary photographs.
Bidney's scholarly translation-edition of Goethe's complete prosimetric Divan makes it at last recommendable to all students and teachers of comparative literature, religion, history, and culture.
His indictment of Goethe's "Olympian self-complacency" (CW 10:115) rings throughout the essay as a warning against a philosophical skepticism and determinism that saps the human mind of hope and motivation.