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Eckermann

[ek-uhr-mahn]
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  1. Jo·hann Pe·ter [yoh-hahn pey-tuhr] /ˈyoʊ hɑn ˈpeɪ tər/, 1792–1854, German writer and literary assistant to Goethe.
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Historical Examples

  • Eckermann's is a wonderful book, but only represents Goethe at eighty.

    George Eliot's Life, Vol. I (of 3)

    George Eliot

  • Goethe's saying to Eckermann applies to them with deadly force.

    Romain Rolland

    Stefan Zweig

  • Eckermann's conversations with Goethe translated into English, 116.

    Transcendentalism in New England

    Octavius Brooks Frothingham

  • Some of the remarks in this connection that Eckermann has left us from his conversations with Goethe must be taken very carefully.

    The Wonders of Life

    Ernst Haeckel

  • Goethe spoke of it to Eckermann as a certain urgent power in which the art of his time was lacking.

    Whitman

    John Burroughs