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Johann Peter Eckermann – Wikipedia

According to Eckermann, Goethe approved of the plan and directed which conversations should be printed. 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. Conversations of Goethe with Eckermann and Soret. With eckermaann many books available that both entertain and educate, and so little time to read them gesrche, I decided that discretion was indeed the better part of valor, especially as I approach my seventy-fifth birthday next month.

It is an intimate experience that brings such a lofty figure as Goethe down to earth and allows you to picture him as if he were sitti imagine conversations, that span a nine year period of time, between a bright young man and one of the greatest minds in the history of Western civilization nearing the end of his life.

I deeply recommend reading this seminal work, hailed by even a mind as profound as Nietzsche as the finest work he had read. It’s hard to say what’s so great about Goethe.

Conversations Of Goethe

The original select index is also included. Concepts such as “elevated” and “cultured” and “highest order” have been shot down in goehhe modernist era, and yet here you have Goethe, one of the greatest writers of all time, describing literature and the world in that sense.

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Bucchianeri, author of “Faust: Nowhere else can one encounter a more penetrating, many-sided, and personal Goethe than in the extraordinary Conversa German poet, dramatist, novelist, translator, scientist, and musician, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was the last universal genius of the West and a master of world literature, the author of The Sorrows of Young Werther, Wilhelm Meister, and Faust.


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.

We take a more general interest in humanity, and cannot sympathize with the triumphs of Caesar. Throughout his life, even though he loved women, he never gave himself to anyone — including his first love.

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I do want to gesprchw that from the introduction, Johann Peter Eckermann was a ggoethe admirable person and scholar. Our editors will review what you’ve submitted, and if it meets our criteria, we’ll add it to the article. 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.

Goethe came up with both of those and they’re right here in this book! 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. 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.

He gesrche that he did more than enough for his country by writing great poems, and that, furthermore, a great poet like himself is a citizen of the world so can bear no enmity toward other nations, especially a nation as cultured as France. We have, again, the courage to stand with firm feet upon God’s earth, and to feel ourselves in our divinely-endowed human nature. Thereafter, however, during the next nine years they worked together, Goethe did not pay Eckermann, Johann Eckerman subsisting on tutoring lessons he gave.

This surely unpopular explanation for his pacifism is actually scoffed at in an editorial footnote in my edition of Conversations and might still be controversial today.

Margaret Fuller translated the first volume into English in to great acclaim, [1] though a later translator, John Oxenford, complained that “the frequent omissions render it almost an abridgement. It’s hard to say exactly what my favorite parts were, his comments on other authors are always brilliant, his advice to other writers, his comments on his prior works, his discussions about science and his theories of color, but perhaps most remarkable was his discussion of his ongoing progress on the second part of Faust, which took him six years to write.


The other scientific research, for example into the metamorphosis of plants, worked out better – his methods and concepts like homology vs. The book contains the memories of conversations between Goethe and Eckermann, who was assisting him in various ways with his legacy. This led us to speak of Roman and Grecian history. It is very clear that Eckermann admires Goethe for his work.

You are witness to his incredible strength, curiosity, and bloody unfathomable understanding of the world.

As for Winkelmann, after living in Italy for several years when he travelled back to Germany, Goethe as a young man was on cloud nine and ecker,ann for him like a lover that is how Walter Pater wrote about Goethe and Winkelmann in his wonderful book ‘The Renaissance’. We welcome suggested improvements to any of ogethe articles. He was also joint-editor with Friedrich Wilhelm Riemer — of the complete edition of Goethe’s works in 40 vols — It is an intimate experience that brings such a lofty figure as Goethe down to earth and allows you to picture him as if he were sitting and conversing in the same room as you.

Indeed, what is generally acknowledged as the greatest biography ever written belongs to this class: This practice mistakenly implies Eckermann played a role of editor rather than author; on the contrary, the book is very frank about its point of view.