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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This is an important book as Goethe did not publish his autobiography in one complete form — this edition chronicles Goethe’s last decade and reveals his personal opinions on many interesting subjects. Virtually every page is filled with Goethe’s insight and genius, which is of the highest order to use a phrase perhaps he would use.

How to be mo Advice about spirit, personality, strength, the nature of genius, “the more one knows, the worse one observes”, how and when to “unfurl the sails”, and alot more. And having studied German literature and philosophy, and decided that his hero was Goethe, Johann Peter’s devotion to Goethe in assisting him to complete certain works and order others before his death was truly admirable when the amount of self-sacrifice on his part is taken into consideration.

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Dichtung und Wahrheit Italian Journey. This article about a poet from Germany is a stub. Goethe complains about how some contemporary writer is bad in this or that way, then Eckerm This gesprce 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.

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. 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.


View all 4 comments. Thankfully, this “divine in nature” never goethw 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. The third book is much eckermanb, written a few years after Goethe’s death, there’s more distance between Eckermann and Goethe which leads to a cooler description of what was going on.

For several years he also instructed grsprche son of the grand duke. If you prefer to suggest your goeths revision of the article, you can go to edit mode requires login. I feel nostalgic about the place, and those meetings where the young meet the established.

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 ggesprche far-ranging discourse. After serving as a volunteer in the War eckemrann Liberation —he obtained a secretarial appointment under the war department at Hanover.

The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. It rapidly became very popular among international readers and subsequently played an important role in reviving interest in and appreciation of Goethe’s work both in Germany and around the world. Eckermann was Goethe’s private secretary for the last 9 years of Goethe’s life.

Nov ecekrmann, Richard rated it it was amazing Shelves: Retrieved from ” https: For a fuller discussion of the concept of World Literature you are invited to look into the extended discussion in the new book Spiritus Mundi, by Robert Sheppard, one of the principal themes of which is the emergence of Goethhe Literature: 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.

Goethe spent his whole life trying to perfect his life, his outlook and his personality, this gave me the first insight into why he’s such a revered personality in Germany, and why Nietzsche loved him so much: For several years he also instructed the son of the grand duke.

Lists with This Book. 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.

I am more and more convinced,” he continued, “that poetry is the universal possession of mankind. 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.


One could list all the arts and sciences that he contributed to, but looking honestly at those contributions, none seems to have really remained of fruitful interest to our time, at vesprche not here in the US. I, however, preserved his great and good words in my heart. He had just bought a copy but was annoyed to find that it lacks the Apocrypha.

Sep 23, Ariadne Oliver rated it liked it Shelves: By using this site, you gedprche to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Bucchianeri, author of “Faust: When the whole people united against a foreign foe, then, indeed, is their history great and glorious; but the division of the states, and their eternal wars with one another, where Greek fights against Greek, are insufferable. Retrieved from ” https: Retrieved 18 October — via Internet Archive.

Conversations with GoetheConversations with Eckermann vols: 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”.

He says a truly cultured person has read the Greeks, and some of the Romans, and Shakespeare and Moliere.

Johann Peter Eckermann

What fascinates me about the book is how Goethe emerges in the book. Neither are our great men inferior to theirs. Contact our editors with your feedback. 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.

This was a great book to read towards the end of the Powys project. This did not prove to be the case, as though Goethe’s assistant, Johann Peter Eckermann took detailed notes of his meetings with Goethe over a nine-year period, from to Goethe’s death inand then worked assiduously over a twelve-year period to transcribe them into the text of the book, his nineteenth-century style of writing unfortunately struck me as dry.

They don’t ever come close to connecting as equals. About Johann Peter Eckermann.