Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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


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Bruning starts and finishes his book by taking issue with Goethe's claim in "Gluckliches Ereignis" that he and Schiller had begun their relationship as "Geistesantipoden.
Take Goethe's poem "Um Mitternacht" ("At Midnight").
During the journey, Hafiz's poems were Goethe's loyal travel companion.
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.
In 1839, the year that Emerson began his lectures on "The Present Age," Fuller published her first book-length work, a translation of Johann Peter Eckermann's Gesprache mit Goethe [Eckermann's Conversations with Goethe] which included a substantial critical essay on Goethe's achievement and thought.
Entirely in the ludic mode of the author of the West-ostlicher Divan (1819, revised and expanded, 1827), the American poet Martin Bidney has journeyed east ringing the questing bell of his own caravan, issuing call and response to his brother Goethe and Goethe's adoptive "twin," the fourteenth-century Persian ghazalist Hafiz of Shiraz, in both translation and independent verse.
In the first part of this article, close textual analysis of Goethe's Farbenlehre ('On the theory of colour') and Wahlverwandtschaften ('Elective affinities'), demonstrates how Goethe aligns the cognition of truth with a subjective function of participatory observation, which he sees as truly empirical.
Plotting in the pic's second half not only follows the stories of the competing lovers, who in the meantime have become friends, but also cleverly weaves in a third storyline that becomes increasingly entangled in the other two, and finally serves as the initial inspiration for Goethe's literary breakthrough, "The Sorrows of Young Werther.
A few lines later, she writes about "the new perceptions of historical processes which emphasized modernity"--presumably those at work during the early nineteenth century and not nowadays--and "an increasingly teleological perspective on music history" that found in "Schubertian song" an "evolutionary development, an improvement on Goethe's aesthetic theories of song.
These periods of literary historical and social change heavily influenced Goethe's writing.
By placing Goethe at the centre of the discussion of visual culture in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, the editors of The Enlightened Eye are able to create an interesting collection of essays exploring the centrality and legacy of Goethe's preoccupation with the 'visual' in the disciplines of art, literature, aesthetics, painting, sculpture, and theatre.
Goethe's Faust and European Epic: Forgetting the Future.
Only by scouring the index or reading the entries in question can the reader discover that these titles and dates refer to the composition of the medieval epic Nibelungenlied, to Goethe's breakthrough novel, The Sorrows of Young Werther, and to the arrival in Weimar of Romantic author Jean Paul, dismissed by Schiller as an "alien" to classical German literature.
This question prompted my investigation into Goethe's relationship to his adopted alma mater.
Richards pays much attention to the latter, sometimes vividly, as in his evocation of Gretchen, the first object of Goethe's affections, as 'the kind of girl who today would be wearing a tank top, sporting a light tan, and displaying a small tattoo on her shoulder' (p.