[gur-tuh, German gœ-tuh]
- Jo·hann Wolf·gang von [yoh-hahn vawlf-gahng fuh n] /ˈyoʊ hɑn ˈvɔlf gɑŋ fən/, 1749–1832, German poet, dramatist, novelist, and philosopher.
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But does this translate into a reason to ignore the giants of the German canon: Goethe, Mann, Brecht?What Should Be Your Favorite Books?
February 13, 2014
Architecture is frozen music, Goethe wrote, and to my mind cities are, too.'Heroic Old Warhorse'
February 18, 2011
Goethe recalled later that he had been first asked his age and been complimented that, at 60, he was “well preserved.”The Best of Brit Lit
June 21, 2010
Yet Goethe can talk of Hamlet's "pure and most moral nature."
The story reads exactly like the story of Goethe and Schiller.
But perhaps as Goethe has somewhere said, "Experience, after all, is the best teacher."Night and Morning, Complete
Here Goethe's little parable, as he calls it, is peculiarly applicable.A Dish Of Orts
I fought with Goethe for the redemption of a soul sold to the Devil.City of Endless Night
- Johann Wolfgang von (joˈhan ˈvɔlfɡaŋ fɔn). 1749–1832, German poet, novelist, and dramatist, who settled in Weimar in 1775. His early works of the Sturm und Drang period include the play Götz von Berlichingen (1773) and the novel The Sorrows of Young Werther (1774). After a journey to Italy (1786–88) his writings, such as the epic play Iphigenie auf Tauris (1787) and the epic idyll Hermann und Dorothea (1797), showed the influence of classicism. Other works include the Wilhelm Meister novels (1796–1829) and his greatest masterpiece Faust (1808; 1832)
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