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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He says a truly cultured person has read the Greeks, and some of the Romans, and Shakespeare and Moliere. However, I am not at all suggesting that Goethe relationship with Eckermann was homosexual, not at all. To begin, after 79 pages, I held a conference with myself and elected not to finish Conversations of Goethe.

Mehmet Bozkurt rated it it was amazing Jun 24, May 11, Filippos Tompousoglou rated it really liked it. Sep 19, Maggie Yamartino rated it it was ok. Eckermann was born at Winsen Luhe in Harburgof humble parentage, and was brought up in penury and privation.

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For several years he also instructed the son of the grand duke. In fact, Byron had met Goethe on several occasions.

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You have to see it this way: I cannot help giving this book full five stars This feels weird, though, to give exkermann books stars.


Jul 24, Patrick rated it really liked it. You can make it easier for us to review and, hopefully, publish your contribution by keeping a few points in mind. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, poet, dramatist, novelist, translator, scientist, and musician, is recognized as the last universal genius of the West, and I looked very much forward to getting to know him via “being in his presence,” as quips about the book promised.

Gespräche mit Goethe in den letzten Jahren seines Lebens

View all 4 comments. Goethe was someone who never stopped improving himself. Sometimes, that worked out immensely in his favor, you can’t just write that many poems, plays, novels, and publish in several sciences without believing in what you’re doing. Both works are hailed as not only invaluable accounts of their respective great men of letters, but have come to be valued as great masterpieces of literary biography and independent literary works in gesprcye own right.

Mar 19, Howard Franklin rated it liked it. 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.

Aug 14, michael rated it it was amazing. Goethe himself believed that his theories about color would be of most lasting value to the gesprcue, but these theories seem to be simply irrelevant nowadays, though curiously not disproved. Still, it’s fascinating to listen Eckermann was Goethe’s private secretary for the last 9 years of Goethe’s life. I especially enjoyed his comments when asked why he didn’t help defend Germany during the Napoleonic wars.

It was goetge Eckermann a reckless last chance. Thereafter, however, during the next nine years they worked together, Goethe did not pay Eckermann, Johann Peter subsisting on tutoring lessons he gave. It is a book that I will be going back to again and again throughout my life and, with each new reading, it will grow in richness in proportion to how much I have grown and learned has an individual. The finest act the finest art is ecker,ann hardly attributable to the person who did eckermajn it at all, but rather becomes an expression of something superhuman, which he calls “the daemonic spirit.


Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. 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”. This surely unpopular explanation for his pacifism is actually scoffed at in an editorial footnote in my edition of Conversations and might still be controversial today.

Margaret Fuller translated the first volume into English in to great acclaim, [1] though a later translator, Ogethe Oxenford, complained that “the frequent omissions render it almost an abridgement. Johann Glethe Eckermannborn Sept. The first two books spend so much gesrche on Eckermann and Goethe agreeing that I’m surprised there’s no slash fiction out there. It was first released in and substantially augmented in 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.

Quotes from Conversations Of Deep thoughts about a wide gesprcje of issues, such as politic, art, wealth etc. Any text you add should be original, not copied from other sources. Because of his poor economic conditions, Eckermann delayed marrying his fiancee for ten years, and they struggled to live thereafter on his meager earnings.

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