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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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. I loved listening to their talks. They would spend a lot of time geesprche hunting. You can make it easier for us to review and, hopefully, publish your contribution by keeping a few points in mind. A celebration of curiousity.

It applies, as a term, to any argumentation about literature, whether or not specific works are analyzed. Just as he tried to teach the German-speaking world of the 19th Century, he urges us to outgrow our national provincialisms, join in forging a global perspective, an openness to the traditions and genius of all the world’s cultures and literatures while preserving the unique roots and inherent genius of each and our own, and to take intellectual leadership in forging a common World Literature as the common heritage of mankind and a central contribution in our era of Globalization, to the forging and participation in the Universal Civilization and common culture of our planet.

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 like a lover that is how Walter Pater wrote about Goethe and Winkelmann in his wonderful book ‘The Renaissance’.

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Johann Peter Eckermann

Eckermann’s Conversations —comparable to Boswell’s Life of Samuel Johnson —allows Goethe to engage the reader in a voice as distinct as it is entrancing. He lived the better part of his life in Weimar against the wishes of his father.

To see what your friends thought eckrmann this book, please sign up. The first sign of Goethe’s greatness is his enormous capacity to love and attentively notice the works and people whom he perceives as excellent.

And after sleeping on my decision, nothing changed. 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. He meets Goethe often and they talk about other writers, books, and so forth. Moreover, I was not enjoying the book, and the small font used by the publisher added to the struggle to look forward to the next page.

Nowhere else can one encounter a more penetrating, many-sided, and personal Goethe than in the extraordinary Conversations by Johann Peter Eckermanna German author and scholar as well as Goethe’s friend, archivist, and editor. The man incapable of appreciating her, she despises; and only to the apt, the pure, and the true, does she resign herself and reveal her secrets.

In the book, Goethe discusses a wide variety of topics from literature to science, and comes across as probably the most elevated and cultured person whom I have ever encountered.

View all 4 comments. Thank you for your feedback. What about Thomas Kuhn’s theory of the structure of scientific revolutions? Goethe was someone who never stopped improving himself.


Goethe again with many contradictions loved what was excellent, genuine, and uplifting. Having read some of Goethe’s works it was interesting to find out about his plans, intentions and influences. Thankfully, this “divine in nature” never becomes overwrought or forced, but always feels quite goetthe and even somewhat peculiar, as it should, given the differences between the land from which he arose and that of most readers.

He was the first to distinguish classical and romantic art: Open Preview See a Problem? Jack rated it it was amazing Sep 20, He says 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.

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.

Goethe is sharp in rebuking anyone who suggests that he is, or that anyone but “a thoroughly crazy and defective artist” could be, free from influences, eckerjann.

Conversations Of Goethe by Johann Peter Eckermann

For several years he also instructed the son of the grand duke. After serving as a volunteer in the War of Liberation — ecoermann, he obtained a secretarial appointment under the war department at Hanover.

And Eckermann accepts because as long as he can have Goethe he’ll be happy. Following these words–the last words of Goethe’s that Eckermann records–a one-line paragraph appears: