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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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.
It was the period in Germany of Goethe's highest fame.
See in Goethe's Helena the same desire that every word should be a thing.
The awards ceremony took place in Weimar on 28 August, on the 216th anniversary of Goethe's birth.
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).
In the closing pages of Goethe's Faust and European Epic, Arnd Bohm wonders what new perspectives might be achieved on Goethe's dramatic poem by following through his diagnosis of the protagonist as an incurable melancholic, plagued by the "ruine and decay" which sixteenth-century astrology saw as characteristically Saturnine (220).
Though Santayana unequivocally placed Goethe's Faust within the context of Teutonic romanticism, with its idiosyncratic interpretation of the Bible and what he called an attitude marked by the "self-trust of world-building youth," still Goethe's "thoughts upon life were fresh and miscellaneous.
While the fragment from Goethe's poem ends with the bleakness of the wanderer in the wasteland, Brahms ends on a decidedly more hopeful note, with the sustained repetition of "Refresh his heart
After an extended orchestral overture celebrates the lousy weather of winter, as well as the transition to spring, the singers launch into Goethe's text - in German, of course.
A few lines later, she writes about "the new perceptions of historical processes which emphasized modernity"--presumably those at work during the early nineteenth century and not nowadays--and "an increasingly teleological perspective on music history" that found in "Schubertian song" an "evolutionary development, an improvement on Goethe's aesthetic theories of song.
The details provided by Elmarsafy rescue Goethe from the mistreatment he receives as a pantheistic Orientalist in Said's Orientalism, Elmarsafy describes the impact of von Hammer-Purgstall's monumental Fundgraben des Orients on Goethe's Divan, This includes Goethe's direct borrowing of von Hammer-Purgstall's German translation of sura 2:142 ("Gottes ist der Orient und Gottes ist der Occident") that Said garbled in his Orientalism as "God is the Orient, God is the Occident" [sic].