Gespräche mit Goethe [Johann Peter Eckermann] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Ich durchblätterte mit Goethe einige Hefte Zeichnungen meines Freundes Johann Peter Eckerman: Gespräche mit Goethe in den letzten Jahren seines. Conversations Of Goethe has ratings and 23 reviews. Khush said: It is a delightful book. I cannot help giving this book full five stars (This feels w.

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De orakelende Goethe op zijn praatstoel staat garant voor grootse inzichten gelardeerd met wat pedante kortzichtigheid en eigendunk. Following these words–the last words of Goethe’s that Eckermann records–a one-line paragraph appears: Only one year before his death, did Goethe draw up a contract that made Eckermann the editor of his completed works, with a small percentage of the royalties to come from their publication.

These are indeed delightful moments. Goethe is truly a giant and Faust is part of Columbia’s core curriculum, although it wasn’t when I was there. Literary criticism, the reasoned consideration of literary works and issues. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. He was the first to distinguish classical and romantic art: Both men became intimate friends and scrupulous recorders of the conversations of their principals, in Boswell’s case for the next 22 years until Johnson’s death, and in Eckermann’s case for an ensuing 9 years until Goethe’s death in of which he gives a moving account.

See 1 question about Conversations Of Goethe…. After waiting long months and having no response and his money coming to a final end he sold his possessions and abandoned his flat and set out on foot to seek a personal interview with the sage in Weimar, sending a letter in advance but receiving no appointment. One thing I would like to do soon is to go and see Weimar. He urged his fellow German writers to be more international and global in their perspectives: He died at Weimar on 3 December Here are Goethe’s thoughts on Byron, Carlyle, Delacroix, Hegel, Shakespeare, and Voltaire, as well as his views on art, architecture, astronomy, the Bible, Chinese literature, criticism, dreams, ethics, freedom, genius, imagination, immortality, love, mind over body, sculpture, and much more.


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What does make this an occasionally uncomfortable read is the very uneven relationship between Eckermann and Goethe.

Advice about spirit, personality, strength, the nature of genius, “the more one knows, the worse one observes”, how and when to “unfurl the sails”, and alot more.

Goethe was one of the most famous and greatest writers who ever lived and this incredible book is an insight geeprche his life and thoughts at an old age, one where he was nonetheless fully aware and writing the second part of Faust. Jack rated it it was amazing Sep 20, Open Preview See a Problem? The finest act the finest art is indeed hardly attributable to the person who did made it at all, but rather becomes an expression of something superhuman, which he calls “the daemonic spirit.

Margaret Fuller translated the first volume into English in to great acclaim, [1] though a later translator, John Gesprchee, complained that “the frequent omissions render it almost an abridgement. You might want to read some Schiller as well, “Robbers” in particular. Born into a poor family, he did not receive the benefits of much formal education, and through hard work turned himself into an educated man and poet.

What fascinates me about the book is how Goethe emerges in the book. Having written his first unpublished book on poetry, including Goethe’s contributions to German poetics, he send the manuscript to Goethe seeking assistance in its publication. There are some fun implications for philosophy of science, and general crank-ism in there.

Gespräche mit Goethe in den letzten Jahren seines Lebens

I, however, preserved his great and good words in my heart. I am more and more convinced,” he continued, “that poetry is the universal possession of mankind. To begin, after 79 pages, I held a conference with myself and elected not to finish Conversations of Goethe. This is clearly a sour subject for Goethe, but he doesn’t try to weasel out of it.


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With so many books available that both entertain and educate, and so little time to read them all, I decided that discretion was indeed the better part of valor, especially as I approach my seventy-fifth birthday next month. View all 4 comments. I therefore like to look about me in foreign nations, and advise everyone to do the same.

Goethe was immensely impressed with Byron, and he discusses Byron’s successes and failures over and over again, the most discussed artist here. Sometimes, that worked out immensely in his favor, you can’t just write that many poems, plays, novels, and publish in several sciences without believing in what you’re doing.

Your contribution may be further edited by our staff, and its publication is subject to our final approval. He came from a poor family and served as a soldier in the Napoleonic wars. If you are interested in the history and culture of Goethe’s timeas I am, this is well worth reading.

James Munroe and Company. He meets Goethe often and they talk about other writers, books, and so forth. Here are Goethe’s thoughts on Byron, Carlyle, Delacroix, Hegel, Shakespeare, and Voltaire, as well as his views on art, architecture, astronomy, the Bible, Chinese literature, criticism, dreams, ethics, freedom, genius, imagination, immortality, love, mind over body, sculpture, and much, much more.

My Soul be Damned for the World” Johann Peter Eckermannborn Sept. Still, it’s fascinating to listen to as Goethe’s mind is quite something else. Keep Exploring Britannica Charles Dickens. Upon arrival he gained entry to Goethe’s home and was told to wait in the common room.