Gespräche mit Goethe [Johann Peter Eckermann] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Ich durchblätterte mit Goethe einige Hefte Zeichnungen meines Freundes Johann Peter Eckerman: Gespräche mit Goethe in den letzten Jahren seines. Conversations Of Goethe has ratings and 23 reviews. Khush said: It is a delightful book. I cannot help giving this book full five stars (This feels w.

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Goethe spent his whole life trying to perfect his life, his outlook and his personality, this gave me the first insight into why he’s such a revered personality in Germany, and why Nietzsche loved him eckkermann much: It’s hard to say what’s so great about Goethe.

All this we must accept with equanimity, since this attitude, taken as a whole, is of great value to us.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Throughout his life, even though he loved women, he never gave himself to anyone — including his first love. Eckermann was Goethe’s private secretary for the last 9 years of Goethe’s life.

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. Eckermann’s first meeting with Goethe was both dramatic and the most fateful event of his life.


Nowhere else can one encounter a more penetrating, many-sided, and personal Goethe than in the extraordinary Conversations by Johann Peter Eckermanna German author and scholar as well as Goethe’s friend, archivist, and editor.

This page was last edited on 22 Augustat In he was given the title of grand-ducal councillor and appointed librarian to the grand-duchess. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. However, I am not at all suggesting that Goethe relationship with Eckermann was homosexual, not at all.

He had just bought a copy but was annoyed to find that it lacks the Apocrypha. Sep 19, Maggie Yamartino rated it it was ok. May 28, Robert Sheppard rated it it was amazing Shelves: View all 4 comments. One thing I would like to do soon is to go and see Weimar.

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If you like Goethe you’ll like Eckermann, who was obsessed with Goethe lol. And yet Goethe was a great man. Interesting insight into Goethe’s opinions, character, and the world he lived in. The book contains the memories of conversations between Goethe and Eckermann, who was assisting gotehe in various ways with his legacy. Goethe himself believed eckermqnn his theories about color would be of most lasting value to the world, but these theories seem to be simply irrelevant nowadays, though curiously not disproved.

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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.

This is an important book as Goethe did not publish his autobiography in one complete form — this edition chronicles Goethe’s last decade and reveals his personal opinions on many interesting subjects.

Aug 14, michael rated it it was amazing. In he was given the title of grand-ducal councillor and appointed librarian to the grand-duchess. Sometimes cekermann book made me realize just how human great artists are, and yet other parts were so rich and profound I felt this enormous gulf between myself and Goethe. Lord Byron is a big favorite of Goethe.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. I like every page of the book. For instance, the Duke of Weimar was really enchanted with him, and he with the Duke.