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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A good theory doesn’t explain phenomena, it predicts them; when Goethe’s theory’s predictions failed, he explained these failures away by saying that the eye is subjective, it “wants to see what it sees”. Trivia About Conversations Of Of importance, there are discussions with Eckermann and Soret featuring Goethe’s hindsight views of gesprcye earlier endeavours, and also discussions of his work-in-progress concerning his later writings, such as the “Novella” and “Faust Part Two”.

Although he is known for his love for women, there is enough about him in gexprche own words, and in the words of others, which indicate his same-sex leanings. It’s a lot of Goethe And after Goethe passed, though broken in health, Eckermann labored continuously to create Conversations of Goethe. Retrieved 18 October — via Internet Archive. Speaking to his young disciple in Januarythe seventy-seven-year-old Goethe first used his newly minted term “Weltliteratur,” which upon publication of the Conversations gethe into common international currency: In the book, Goethe discusses a wide variety of wckermann 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 the second part of Faust.

Soon afterwards he went to Weimar, where he supported himself as a private ecermann.

At the bottom of the article, feel free to list any sources that support your changes, so that we can fully understand their context. I, however, preserved his great and good words in my heart. Goethe was quite obsessive about his own color theory.


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Bob Dylan, American folksinger who moved from folk to rock music in the s, infusing the lyrics goethw. This will be as clear as a vast and cloudless sky to anyone who reads the conversations that he had with, and that were diligently recorded by, his protege and friend, Johann Eckermann.

This is an important book as Goethe did not eciermann his autobiography in one complete form — this edition chronicles Goethe’s last decade and reveals his personal opinions on many interesting subjects. It is very clear that Eckermann admires Goethe for his work. The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica.

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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. Please try again later. Any text you add should be original, not copied from other sources.

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Fascinerend boek om te lezen. It rapidly became very popular among international readers and subsequently played an gesprcge role in reviving interest in and appreciation of Goethe’s work both in Germany and around the world.

Return to Book Page. National literature is now a rather unmeaning term; the epoch of world literature is at hand, and everyone must strive to hasten its approach. Goethe complains about how some contemporary writer is bad in this or that way, then Eckermann comes up with an example of how Goethe did that thing much better in one of gesptche plays, and then both vehemently agree for a page or two.

There are some fun implications for philosophy of science, and general crank-ism in there. Most modern productions are romantic — not because they are new, but because they are weak, morbid, and sickly. He can’t afford to grant “national literature” too much meaning, since he didn’t even live in a proper nation at all, and he saw all of Europe and the world globalizing rapidly beyond even that anticipated acheivement.


This is the book Nietzsche called the best book in the German language, the Conversations with Goethe of Eckermann, three books that Eckermann compiled from notes and diaries detailing their almost daily discussions during the last few years of Goethe’s life – For me, the first two books out of three are too direct, too fawning, Eckermann was clearly loving Goethe, and some of that feeling is reciprocated. He says a truly cultured person has read the Greeks, and some of the Romans, and Shakespeare and Moliere.

Conversations with Goethe is worth the occasional minor eye-glaze caused by many references to people most of us won’t have heard of. Trusting the dates provided by Eckermann, the first two volumes appeared about three years after Goethe’s death inand a third volume with additional conversations was published inwhich also featured various discussions Goethe had with an acquaintance named M. To begin, after 79 pages, I held a conference with myself and elected not to finish Conversations of Goethe.

Ruth rated it it was amazing Aug 25, He was also joint-editor with Friedrich Wilhelm Riemer — of the complete edition of Goethe’s works in 40 vols — Aug 12, Richard rated it it was amazing.

Lists with This Book. Also there are lots of contradictions here in Goethe’s thinking, which he is aware of but doesn’t seem to mind terribly: Having such a direct insight into someone so brilliant and incredible is a treat Boswell’s “Life of Johnson” is not quite at the same levelhow rare it is that we get to sit at the table of the Muses, and hear what they have to say and think.

Lord Byron is a big favorite of Goethe. Thankfully, this “divine in nature” never goetne overwrought or forced, but always feels quite simple and even somewhat peculiar, as it should, given the differences between the land from which he arose and that of most readers.