Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Noun1.Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - German poet and novelist and dramatist who lived in Weimar (1749-1832)Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - German poet and novelist and dramatist who lived in Weimar (1749-1832)
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It was the period in Germany of Goethe's highest fame.
Cavalcanti, dressed in black, like one of Goethe's heroes, with varnished shoes and white silk open-worked stockings, passed a white and tolerably nice-looking hand through his light hair, and so displayed a sparkling diamond, that in spite of Monte Cristo's advice the vain young man had been unable to resist putting on his little finger.
The young man thought of the little sister frisking over the Parthenon and the Mount of Olives and sharing for two years, the years of the school-room, this extraordinary pilgrimage of her parents; he wondered whether Goethe's dictum had been justified in this case.
See in Goethe's Helena the same desire that every word should be a thing.
The image of Goethe's ten-year partnership with Schiller as the cornerstone of German literature has, similarly, by turns been cultivated and torn down since Goethe's publication of their correspondence in 1828-29 and his brief retrospective account of their friendship, "Gluckliches Ereignis" (1817).
The game is based on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's best known drama 'Faust' and asks the eternal questions: What do I value in life?
That's because Goethe's standing as the colossus of German literature rests above all on his lyric poetry and his poetic drama Faust.
Considering this biographical background, it is no wonder that some Goethe experts tend to interpret this journey to his homeland as Goethe's "escape from the confinement of Weimar" (Unseld 24).
Although Goethe (1748-1832) has long been pronounced the greatest of all poets, along with Dante and Shakespeare, his story is likely unfamiliar to most filmgoers; it resonates more with devotees of Goethe's most popular work, the semi-autobiographical novel, The Sorrows of Young Werther (1774).
Shamel begins by examining Goethe's previous work in Weimar.
Emerson's indictment of Goethe's "Olympian self-complacency" suggested the direction of his evolving thinking on ethics and political engagement over the next two decades.
West-East Divan: The Poems, with "Notes and Essays": Goethe's Intercultural Dialogues.