The Goethe Treasury: Selected Prose and Poetry (Dover Books on Literature and Drama Series)

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Best known today as the author of Faust, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) first exploded into the public consciousness with The Sorrows of Young Werther when he was twenty-four. He was already a respected poet by then; and in addition to these forms, he wrote travelogues, autobiographical sketches, essays, letters, and proverbs in rhyme and prose. This collection offers outstanding examples of each genre from the great German writer's prolific career.
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Overview


Best known today as the author of Faust, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) first exploded into the public consciousness with The Sorrows of Young Werther when he was twenty-four. He was already a respected poet by then; and in addition to these forms, he wrote travelogues, autobiographical sketches, essays, letters, and proverbs in rhyme and prose. This collection offers outstanding examples of each genre from the great German writer's prolific career.
The poems range in theme from youthful romantic obsessions to mature reflections on life. "The Erl-King" and "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" appear among the ballads, and his fiction in this collection includes the entire text of Werther and passages from Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship and other works. Other writings feature observations on travel in Italy, criticism of the works of Shakespeare and Byron, and letters to friends and family. These sensitive translations by Sir Walter Scott, Stephen Spender, Thomas Carlyle, and others were specially selected by the Nobel laureate and giant of modern German literature, Thomas Mann, who provides an informative introduction.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486447803
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 1/19/2006
  • Series: Dover Books on Literature and Drama Series
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 581,477
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Introductory by Thomas Mann
Poems of Youth and Love
To the Moon
Prometheus
The Bliss of Sorrow
The Rose
The Son of the Muses
May Song
Calm of the Sea
Good Voyage
Greeting and Departure
The Gods Give Everything
Night Song
The Loved One Ever Near
Nor Will These Tears Be the Last
Ganymede
Forever Young
Treasure Trove
Presence
Wanderer's Night-Songs
Who Yearning Knows
The Limits of Man
Mignon
Noble Be Man
Ballads
The Erl-King
The Dance of Death
The God and the Bajadere
The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Before the Judge
The Fisher
The Bride of Corinth
Fiction
The Sorrows of Young Werther
from Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship
A Production of Hamlet
from Wilhelm Meister's Travels
The New Melusina
from Elective Affinities
The Two Strange Children
Travel Sketches
from Travels in Italy
Philip Neri, The Humorous Saint
The Roman Carnival
Autobiographical Writing
from Poetry and Truth
Frankfurt under French Occupation
Literary Essays
Shakespeare ad Infinitum
Byron's Manfred
Byron's Don Juan
An Essay on Granite
Letters
To the Schönkopf Family in Leipzig
To Johann Gottfried Herder in Buckburg
To Johann Georg Christian Kestner
To Charlotte von Stein
To His Mother
To Johann Kaspar Lavater in Zurich
To Karl Ludwig von Knebel
To Duke Karl Augustus
To Charlotte von Stein
To Charlotte von Stein
To Christiane Vulpius
To Schiller in Jena
To Schiller
To Karl Friedrich Zelter in Berlin
To Lili von Türckheim in Strassburg
To Zelter
To Karl Ludwig von Knebel
To August von Goethe
To Marianne von Willemer in Baden-Baden
To Zelter
To Zelter
To Sulpiz Boisserée in Munich
To Wilhelm von Humboldt
Proverbs in Rhyme
Proverbs in Prose
Poems of Wisdom
Holy Yearning
One and All
Proem
Wanderer's Consolation
Stability in Change
Talismans
The Reunion
It Is Good
The Unlimited
Premeval Orphic Sayings Destiny
Necessity
Hope
Chance
Love
Zuleika
From How Many Elements
Anacreon's Grave
Take My Life
In Living as in What You Know
From Father
To America
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