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The Life And Works Of Goethe

With Sketches Of His Age And Contemporaries V1

by G. H. Lewes

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Published by Kessinger Publishing, LLC .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Non-Classifiable,
  • Novelty

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages452
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11866260M
    ISBN 101425494692
    ISBN 109781425494698

    And, between ourselves, I never hated the French, although I thanked God when we were rid of them. Inhe spent four months in Wetzlar at the Imperial Law Courts. The complete edition of Goethe's vast and uneven literary production comprises volumes. After a time he realized that all his work on governmental duties were not giving him time for his writing, so he went to Italy for 18 months. He met Napoleon, he met Beethoven. Mephistopheles leaves the study with a promise to return and show Faust more.

    Faust, over to sin and evil. They represent different strains of thought, philosophies, or artistic viewpoints on life. The first part was published in and created a sensation. Mephistopheles makes the witch give a small bit of her potion to Faust, who drinks it.

    In old age, he explained why this was so to Eckermann: How could I write songs of hatred when I felt no hate? Because of his family's station in life, Goethe had the privileges of affluence and education that allowed him to study all the common subjects of the day and to specialize in languages and literature. Throughout a long and full life he demonstrated his prolific genius in many different areas. He continued, "Pederasty is as old as humanity itself, and one can therefore say, that it resides in nature, even if it proceeds against nature It also engages directly with such 19th-century themes as industrialization, utopian socialismpublic education, and immigration to America.


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The Life And Works Of Goethe by G. H. Lewes Download PDF Ebook

Goethe's writings drew upon and inspired poets and philosophers such as Nietzsche, Beckett, and Kafka. Faust continues discussing his inability to find a satisfying higher power, and Mephistopheles makes him an offer.

Werther kills himself in the end. Margaret Harris and Judith Johnston. Suicide is considered sinful by Christian doctrine : suicides were denied Christian burial with the bodies often mistreated and dishonoured in various ways; in corollary, the deceased's property and possessions were often confiscated by the Church.

These aroused widespread interest and admiration, and established Goethe's place as an important literary artist and leader of the "Romantic Revolt" in Germany.

Goethe composed literary works and established artistic principles that had a profound The Life And Works Of Goethe book on his contemporaries throughout Europe, and which are still looked to as models. Novalishimself a geologist and mining engineer, expressed the opinion that Goethe was the first physicist of his time and 'epoch-making in the history of physics', writing that Goethe's studies of light, of the metamorphosis of plants and of insects were indications and proofs 'that the perfect educational lecture belongs in the artist's sphere of work'; and that Goethe would be surpassed 'but only in the way in which the ancients can be surpassed, in The Life And Works Of Goethe book content and force, in variety and depth—as an artist actually not, or only very little, for his rightness and intensity are perhaps already more exemplary than it would seem'.

His novel The Sorrows of Young WertherThe Life And Works Of Goethe book inis so powerful that it actually inspired many young men and women to commit suicide; the story of the tragic Werther was found on many of their corpses.

He loved the landscape and made lots of sketchesand he read the ancient poets and books on the history of art. Here is someone who according to Nicholas Boyle has had more written about him than any other human being; a man each day of whose life has been — literally — accounted for; who in his time met the world and his wife and they all left more or less pretentious, more or less acute, records of their impressions ; who in his life wrote 12, letters, and received another 20,; whose collected conversations top 4, pages: a vast fish, therefore, in a tiny pond the population of the little town of Weimar, where he went in to spend a few weeks at the invitation of the young Duke Carl August, and ended up living out the last 57 years of his life, was just 6, as I read somewhere, though not in Safranski.

Yet he did not cut himself off from the world. Goethe was vehemently opposed to Newton's analytic treatment of colour, engaging instead in compiling a comprehensive rational description of a wide variety of colour phenomena.

Later in life, Goethe would develop a close friendship with Friedrich Schiller whose work attempted to synthesize Kant's philosophy with other European schools of thought. Faust sees a vision of Lilith, the mythical first wife of Adam, who threatens to enchant him.

Throughout a long and full life he demonstrated his prolific genius in many different areas. He wrote love letters to her, and she inspired him to write many poems.

As a critical survey, it is hard to see this being surpassed. These ideas were exciting for Goethe, and he helped Herder to collect folk poetry.

Over a fire, Mephistopheles and Faust converse with a group of artists and politicians about the state of the world. Goethe continued to cultivate his wide interests.

He was 82 at the time. The fact that Werther ends with the protagonist's suicide and funeral—a funeral which "no clergyman attended"—made the book deeply controversial upon its anonymous publication, for on the face of it, it appeared to condone and glorify suicide.A masterful life of the prolific playwright, novelist, statesman, and poet who defined German romanticism.

After the production of his play Götz, year-old Johann Wolfgang von Goethe () soared to fame throughout Germany, “a new star in the literary firmament,” a genius acclaimed for his “earthy, powerfully visceral tone” and “liberation from the conventional rules.”.

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