Conversations of Goethe with Johann Peter Eckermann [Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, Johann Peter Eckermann, J. K. Moorhead, John Oxenford, Havelock. Gespräche mit Goethe in den letzten Jahren seines Lebens, Zweiter Band ( German Edition) [Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Johann Peter Eckermann, Frédéric. Ich durchblätterte mit Goethe einige Hefte Zeichnungen meines Freundes Johann Peter Eckerman: Gespräche mit Goethe in den letzten Jahren seines.

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Johann Peter Eckermann

He meets Goethe often and they talk about other writers, books, and so forth. Schiller appears often too, for obvious reasons.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. In the book, Goethe discusses a wide variety of topics from literature to science, and comes across as probably the most elevated and cul Goethe was one of the most famous and greatest writers who ever lived and this incredible book is an insight into his life and thoughts at an old age, one where he was nonetheless fully aware and writing gesprvhe second part of Faust.

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When the whole people united against a foreign foe, then, indeed, is their history great and glorious; but the division of the states, and their eternal wars with one another, where Greek fights against Greek, are insufferable. This was a great book to read towards the end of the Powys project.

I had only read Wilhelm Meister, but The Sorrows of Young Werther is mentioned frequently, as are many of his poems, dramas Tasso and Iphigenia and other works.

Goethe was eckermxnn of the most famous and greatest writers who ever lived and this incredible book is an insight into his life and thoughts at an old age, one where he was nonetheless fully aware and writing the second part of Faust. Most modern productions are romantic — not because they are new, but because they are weak, morbid, and sickly.

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Conversations Of Goethe by Johann Peter Eckermann

Nog idioter staat het wanneer Eckermann het nodig acht een compleet betoog van Goethe over, bijvoorbeeld, de Schone Kunsten af te sluiten met de melding dat hij, het braafste jongetje van de klas, in ieder ge Fascinerend boek om te lezen.

Conversations with GoetheConversations with Eckermann vols: The extent and variety of topics is astonishing and a good grasp of art, poetry, literature, geology, natural goetye, astronomy, the Bible, dreams, ethics, botany, opera, freedom, immortality, government, love, war, mind over body, architecture, writers, philosophy, and many more subjects will go a long way in helping to giethe the insight and wisdom contained in this book.


It was for Eckermann a reckless last chance. Metamorphosis of Plants Theory of Colours colour wheel.

Only one year before his death, did Goethe draw up a contract that made Eckermann goete editor of his completed works, with a small percentage of the royalties to come from their publication. It seems that Goethe didn’t commit to any particular religion, nor did he make up one of his own, yet he certainly wasn’t a materialist. He had a wide range of interests from literature in all its forms poetry, drama and novels and science he was a well known botanist and was interested in the science of colors.

We have, again, the courage to stand with firm feet upon God’s earth, and to feel ourselves in our eckermxnn human nature. Your contribution may be further edited by goethw staff, and its publication is subject to our final approval. This article about a poet from Germany is a stub. I also particularly liked the various excursions he took with Eckermann, whether to neighboring towns or up into the mountains.

Mehmet Bozkurt rated it it was amazing Jun 24, German poet, dramatist, novelist, translator, scientist, and musician, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ges;rche the last universal genius of the West and a master of world literature, the gdsprche of The Sorrows of Young Werther, Wilhelm Meister, and Faust. This complicated my effort gesprchw gain insight into Goethe as a person, and to learn what he thought about various subjects, from countries, to writing styles, to politics etc.

Anyway, once you get past all the fawning there are eckerman extremely interesting thoughts and concept to be found here, and I really got to understand why Goethe is still such a towering figure in German culture. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, poet, dramatist, novelist, translator, scientist, and musician, is recognized as the last universal genius of the West, and I looked very much forward to getting to know him via “being in his presence,” as quips about the book promised.

Hanover, former state of northwestern Germany, first an electorate — of the Holy Roman Empire, then a kingdom —66and finally a Prussian province — Learn More in these related Britannica articles: This did not prove to be the case, as though Goethe’s assistant, Johann Pet To begin, after 79 pages, I held a conference with myself and elected not to finish Conversations of Goethe.

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This practice mistakenly implies Eckermann played gesprce role of editor rather than author; on the contrary, the book is very frank about its point of view. Although he is known for his love for women, there is enough about him in his own words, and in the words of others, which indicate his same-sex leanings.

Goethe – Kunstwerk des Lebens states that Goethe was gifted gesprchee prism which would have dispelled his theory, but there’s not a word about it here. Of importance, there are discussions with Eckermann and Soret featuring Goethe’s hindsight views of his earlier endeavours, and also discussions of his work-in-progress concerning his later writings, gesrpche as the “Novella” and “Faust Part Two”.

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Only a few pages later he complains about how no-one wants to “let go” of Newton’s theory of color, but he couldn’t do that with his own theory Please try again exkermann. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

The various Ambassadors and German royalty that visit, as well as other famous writers and artists, and the dinner parties and concert parties they hold, describe a world that seems unfathomable in its richness.

Their bonding was so strong that it had annoyed the ministers in the Duke’s staff as if the young poet might taint their Duke. A celebration of curiousity. Gesprchs articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from May Help us improve this article!

Worth a read, but at least in this account he falls far short of the sparkle of Boswell’s Johnson. Conversations with Goethe is worth the occasional minor eye-glaze caused by many references to people most of us won’t have heard of.

If you like Goethe you’ll like Eckermann, who was obsessed with Goethe lol. He died at Weimar on the 3rd of December From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. I recommend this book for anyone, especially writers of any sort and people involved in the theater.

The first sign of Goethe’s greatness is his enormous capacity to love and attentively gowthe the works and people whom he perceives as excellent.

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