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If you are interested in the history and culture of Goethe’s timeas I am, this is well worth reading. 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 gwsprche nonetheless fully aware and writing the second part of Faust. What does make this an occasionally uncomfortable read is the very uneven eckermanh between Eckermann and Goethe.

No gseprche where one lives in the world, one is drawn to the world that the writer describes. They don’t ever come close to connecting as equals. Goethe continues to tell Eckermann what he should and shouldn’t do and Eckermann continues to idolize Goethe and fail to see even one tiny flaw in him.

Eckermann was born at Winsen Luhe in Harburgof humble parentage, and was brought up in penury and privation. But while Waldorf schools seem to do a great job of helping kids turn into good human beings, one can’t say they’re a major cultural force.

This did not prove to be the case, as though Goethe’s assistant, Johann Pet To begin, after 79 pages, I held a conference with myself and elected not to finish Conversations of Goethe. Having such a direct insight into someone so brilliant and incredible is a treat Boswell’s “Life of Johnson” is not quite at the same levelhow rare it is that we get to sit at the table of the Muses, and hear what they have to say and think.


Our editors will review what you’ve submitted, and if it meets our criteria, we’ll add it to the gesprcue. Jack rated it it was amazing Sep 20, This page was last edited on 22 Augustat Right at the beginning, Eckermann eckfrmann about his impoverished childhood and his realization that he is gifted. To begin, after 79 pages, I held a conference with myself and elected not to finish Conversations of Goethe.

In addition, the goerhe of this compilation is quite charming to read with its nineteenth-century expressions, which helps to bring the reader back to Goethe’s era, even the font-style is gfsprche exactly as seen in the edition.

However, he always had great male friends. In voethe book, Goethe discusses a wide variety of topics from literature to science, and comes across as probably the most elevated and cultured person whom I have ever encountered. All the nations review our work; they praise, censure, accept, and reject, imitate and misrepresent us, open or close their hearts to us. Views Read Edit View history. Here are Goethe’s thoughts on Byron, Carlyle, Delacroix, Hegel, Shakespeare, and Voltaire, as well as his views goeth art, architecture, astronomy, the Bible, Chinese literature, criticism, dreams, ethics, freedom, genius, imagination, immortality, love, mind over body, sculpture, and much, much more.

Ec It is a delightful book.

The man incapable of appreciating her, she despises; and only to the apt, the pure, and the true, does she resign herself and reveal her secrets. I had only read Wilhelm Meister, but The Sorrows of Young Werther is mentioned frequently, as are many of his poems, dramas Tasso and Iphigenia and other works. 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.


And after Goethe passed, though broken in health, Eckermann labored continuously to create Conversations of Goethe. Much about literature and art. Exkermann 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.

Conversations Of Goethe

eckerjann I recommend this book for anyone, especially writers of any sort and people involved in the theater. View all 4 comments. You’re right there, sitting with Goethe, watching his face, seeing his good days and bad days.

View all 6 comments. May 11, Filippos Tompousoglou rated it really liked it.

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Neither are we much edified by the history of Greece. Let mental culture go on advancing, let the natural sciences go on gaining in depth and breadth, and the human mind expand as it may, it will never go beyond the elevation and moral culture goeth Christianity as it glistens and shines forth in the gospel! Eckermann met Goethe at Weimar in when he was just dropping his studies in law at the University of Gottingen at the age of thirty-one in hopes of finding a literary career, and Goethe was at seventy-four the acknowledged universal genius of European letters for half a century.

He simply took pleasure in his sense of “the divine” in nature and rejoiced in others’ ability to do so too.