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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In addition, the style of this compilation is quite charming to read with its nineteenth-century expressions, which helps to bring the reader back to Goethe’s era, even the font-style is reproduced exactly as seen in the edition.

Gespräche mit Goethe in den letzten Jahren seines Lebens, 1823-1832

This book gesprce a real time-capsule, a gem for Goethe devotees. What fascinates me about the book is how Goethe emerges in the book.

In addition, for those of us with a special interest in World Literature, Eckermann’s Conversations also records Goethe’s definitive delineation of his concept of the emergence of World Literature, using the German term he coined to define his concept “Weltliteratur. Johann Peter Eckermann September 21, – December 3,German poet and author, best known owing to his association with Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, was born at Winsen in Hanover, of humble parentage, and was brought up in penury and privation.

Johann Peter Eckermann – Wikipedia

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, gespdche much more. Concepts such as “elevated” and “cultured” and “highest order” have been shot down in our modernist era, and yet here you have Goethe, one of the greatest writers of all time, describing literature and the world in that sense.

Having read some of Goethe’s works it was interesting to find out about his plans, intentions and influences. Fuller Marchesa Ossoli 2nd ed. In he was given the title of grand-ducal councillor and appointed librarian to the grand-duchess.


Eckermann is chiefly remembered for his important contributions to the knowledge of the great poet contained in his Conversations with Goethe Most modern productions are romantic — not because they are new, but because they are yesprche, morbid, and sickly.

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This complicated my effort to gain insight into Goethe as a person, and to learn what he thought about various subjects, from countries, to writing styles, to politics etc. And yet Goethe was a great man. At the bottom of the article, feel free to list any sources that support your changes, so that we can fully understand their context. For several years he also instructed the son of the grand duke.

And after sleeping on my decision, nothing changed. Naarmate de rit vordert, en de gesprekspartners meer op elkaar ingespeeld raken, bekruipt je het gevoel dat er ergens tussen de regels door een grote waarheid doorgegeven wordt; dat de gesprekken een bepaald einddoel hebben, maar je slaagt er nooit in er precies de vinger op te leggen. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

Gnomanix rated it it was amazing Jun 29, Open Preview See a Problem? We welcome suggested improvements to any of our articles. 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 rckermann 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.

Throughout his life, even though he loved women, he never gave himself to anyone — including his first love. Alsof het een soort ouderwetse rit per postkoets betreft, krijg je als lezer onderweg zowel intieme inkijkjes als grootse panorama’s voorgeschoteld. Goethe pays homage to writers Schiller, Lord Byron, Voltaire, many othersvisual artists most of whom aren’t well known nowstatesmen the local Duke whom he loved and served, and, bafflingly but especially, Napoleonand scientists Humboldt, others.


Goethe was immensely impressed with Byron, and he discusses Byron’s successes and failures over and over again, the most discussed artist here. Nog idioter staat het wanneer Eckermann het nodig acht een compleet betoog van Goethe over, bijvoorbeeld, de Schone Gesprrche af te sluiten met de melding dat hij, het braafste jongetje van de klas, in ieder ge Fascinerend boek om te lezen. Goethe – Kunstwerk des Lebens states that Goethe was gifted a prism which would have dispelled his theory, but there’s not a word about it here.

Worth a read, but at least in this account he falls far short of the sparkle of Boswell’s Gesprvhe.

Gespräche mit Goethe – Wikipedia

Now imagine that the vast and fertile expanse of those conversations have been meticulously recorded and condensed into a book and Conversations of Goethe is what you would have. 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. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Schiller appears often too, for obvious reasons. I therefore like to look about me in foreign nations, and advise everyone to do the same.

The first two books spend so much time on Eckermann and Goethe agreeing that I’m surprised there’s no slash fiction out there. After having known each other for three months, having spent most of that time sckermann and not communicating, Goethe asks Goehte to stay in Weimar, not just for a while but for his whole life.

View all gespcrhe comments. Goethe again with many contradictions loved what was excellent, genuine, and uplifting.