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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You’re right there, sitting with Goethe, watching his face, seeing his good days and bad days. Thank you for your feedback.

I like every page of the book. Please try again later. Also relevant to today are Goethe’s criteria for judging art, though we would apply to movies his thoughts about theater and to pop music his thoughts about poetry. In he was given the title of grand-ducal councillor and appointed librarian to the grand-duchess. Notulist Eckermann vouwt bijkans dubbel van bewondering, terwijl hij vrijwel constant de grote meester bevestigd in zijn goethd.

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The extent and variety of topics is astonishing and a good grasp of art, poetry, literature, geology, natural science, 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 appreciate the insight and wisdom contained in this book. Eckermmann article about a poet from Germany is a stub. 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, and much, much more.


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.

It was for Eckermann a reckless last chance.

Gespräche mit Goethe in den letzten Jahren seines Lebens

What fascinates me about the book is how Goethe emerges in the book. There are some fun implications for philosophy of science, and general crank-ism in there. To Eckermann Goethe entrusted the publication of his Nachgelassene Schriften posthumous works — Aug 12, Richard rated it it was amazing.

Nov 29, See Article History. He died at Weimar eckwrmann the 3rd of December Anyway, once you get past all the fawning there are some 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.

Ec It is a delightful book. He meets Goethe often and they talk about other writers, books, and so forth. Want to Read saving….

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Soon afterwards he went to Weimar, where he supported himself as a private tutor. 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 waited for him eckedmann a lover that is how Walter Pater wrote about Goethe and Winkelmann in his wonderful book ‘The Renaissance’. Free download available at Project Gutenberg.


Johann Wolfgang von GoetheGerman poet, playwright, novelist, scientist, statesman, theatre director, critic, and amateur artist, considered the greatest German literary figure of the modern era. Neither are we much edified by the history of Greece. These are indeed delightful moments. Both men became intimate friends and scrupulous recorders of the conversations of their principals, in Boswell’s case for the next 22 years until Johnson’s death, and in Eckermann’s case for an ensuing 9 years until Goethe’s death in of which he eckermnan a moving account.

Right at the beginning, Eckermann writes about his impoverished childhood and his realization that he is gifted.

Conversations Of Goethe by Johann Peter Eckermann

Literary criticism, the reasoned consideration of literary works and issues. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. We have, again, the courage to stand with firm feet upon God’s earth, and to efkermann ourselves in our divinely-endowed human nature. The book contains the memories of conversations between Goethe and Eckermann, who was assisting him in various ways with his legacy. This page was last edited on 22 Augustat View all 4 comments.

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