Introduction to the Propyläen (Illustrated)

Introduction to the Propyläen (Illustrated)

by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
     
 

*Illustrated with pictures of Goethe, his life, and work
*Includes Table of Contents

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe is widely considered the most important German writer, but that would truly belittle the span of his work. In fact, Goethe dabbled in poetry, drama, literature, theology and philosophy on a global stage, taking a great interest in world…  See more details below

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*Illustrated with pictures of Goethe, his life, and work
*Includes Table of Contents

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe is widely considered the most important German writer, but that would truly belittle the span of his work. In fact, Goethe dabbled in poetry, drama, literature, theology and philosophy on a global stage, taking a great interest in world literature and culture. For that reason, he is a worldy figure, not simply a German one.

Today Goethe is best remembered for his magnum opus, Faust, a two-part drama still considered one of the world’s greatest works. Goethe is also celebrated for many of his poems, including the Bildungsroman Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship, and novels like The Sorrows of Young Werther.

The Propyläen was a periodical founded in 1798, by Goethe and Heinrich Meyer. Goethe used it to publish his own writing, as well as contributions by Friedrich von Schiller and Humboldt. Its purpose was to spread sound ideas about the aims and methods of art, and it lasted for three years. In this introduction Goethe sets forth his own ideas on those subjects.

This edition of Goethe’s Introduction to the Propyläen is specially formatted with a Table of Contents and pictures of Goethe, his life and work.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013974753
Publisher:
Charles River Editors
Publication date:
02/26/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
3 MB

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