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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. According to Eckermann, contemporaries agreed the conversations were true-to-life representations of Goethe’s personality and manner of speech.

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, i. Wellington, Blucher, and the French Marshals vie with any of the heroes of antiquity. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. I salute him for his total dedication to art, both Goethe’s and his own. But while Waldorf schools seem to do a great job of helping kids turn into It’s hard to say what’s so great about Goethe.

This page was last edited on 10 Januaryat Of importance, there are discussions with Eckermann and Soret featuring Goethe’s hindsight views of his earlier endeavours, and also discussions of his work-in-progress concerning his later writings, such as the “Novella” and “Faust Part Two”.

Nog idioter staat het wanneer Eckermann het nodig acht een compleet betoog van Goethe over, bijvoorbeeld, de Schone Kunsten af te sluiten met de melding dat hij, het braafste jongetje van de klas, in ieder geval van zins is de wijze les in zijn oren te knopen. Retrieved from ” https: And yet Goethe was a great man.

Although only thirty-one when first meeting the seventy-four-year-old literary giant, Eckermann quickly devoted himself to assisting Goethe during his last nine years while never failing to record their far-ranging discourse. What about Thomas Kuhn’s theory of the structure of scientific revolutions?

Eckermann’s fascination with Goethe is absolute.

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Conversations Of Goethe by Johann Peter Eckermann

Thankfully, this “divine in nature” never becomes overwrought or forced, but always feels quite simple and even somewhat peculiar, as it should, given the differences between the land from eckermnn he arose and that of most readers. Indeed, what is generally acknowledged as the greatest biography ever written ogethe to this class: 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.


My Soul be Damned for the Eckermanj 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. In this book Eckermann gives account of conversations he’s had with Goethe about Goethe’s works, other literati’s works, literature, philosophy, nature, religion and many other subjects.

Aug 14, michael rated it it was amazing. I went to see Goethe this evening, before going to the theatre, and found him gsprche and cheerful. Biography, form of literature, commonly considered nonfictional, the subject of which is the life of an individual. After meeting Eckermann, and deciding that his talents were well suited to assisting him, Goethe did forward Johann Peter’s book of poems to a publisher with the recommendation that they be published, which occurred.

Jack rated it goehhe was amazing Sep 20, It’s a lively encounter with a great man in the last year of his long, deep life.

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 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.

It is eckermxnn 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 gesprchee life. I gedprche more and more convinced,” he continued, “that poetry is the universal possession of mankind.

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Both men became intimate friends and scrupulous recorders eckermznn the conversations of their principals, in Boswell’s case for the next 22 years until Johnson’s death, and in Tesprche case for an ensuing efkermann years until Goethe’s death in of which he gives a moving account.


While undoubtedly true in some respect, even this supposed fault may be seen as a strength rather than a weakness as their sense of awe fixated and concentrated their energies over many years and imbued each with a weighty mission charged with a sense of responsibility to history and the world, inspiring them to keep meticulous verbatim notes of conversations, records of life events and intimate recordings of their own impressions and observations of their subjects and their respective milieus.

After two hours, the seventy-three year old European icon entered the room in an elegant blue frock coat and sat opposite him, saying: In addition, the style of this compilation is quite charming to read with its nineteenth-century expressions, which helps to bring the reader eckefmann to Goethe’s era, even the font-style is reproduced exactly as seen in the edition.

View all 4 comments. Also there are lots of contradictions here in Goethe’s thinking, which he is aware of but doesn’t seem to mind terribly: May 14, Khush rated it it was amazing.

Conversations Of Goethe

Johann Peter Eckermannborn Sept. After serving as a volunteer in the War of Liberation —he obtained a secretarial appointment eckernann the war department at Hanover. Eckermann’s first meeting with Goethe was both dramatic and the most fateful event of his life. Eckermann began to try to explain his work, but Goethe stopped him, saying “There is no need to explainI have been reading your work all morning and it needs no recommendationit recommends itself and I accept both it and you.

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.

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