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 (gœ′tə), Johann Wolfgang von 1749-1832.
German writer and scientist. A master of poetry, drama, and the novel, he spent 50 years on his two-part dramatic poem Faust (published 1808 and 1832). He also conducted scientific research in various fields, notably botany, and held several governmental positions.

Goe′the·an (-tē-ən) adj.
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Adj.1.Goethean - of or relating to or in the manner of Goethe
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After this extensive description of the realization of his cosmopolitan identity based on the Goethean cultural elective affinities, it is probably easier to understand Debeljak's despair during the 1990s, in which the country he idealized fell apart before his eyes.
Furthermore, Ellis objects that I have neglected the central Goethean motif of the "Hutte" or "cottage.
For this reason, Ricarda Schmidt also goes too far in arguing that "Whereas Hoffmann satirizes an ideal, Wolf satirizes an anti-ideal, out of which process, ex negativo, an ideal is underlined," in particular one that "can be read as an evocation of the Goethean ideal of the development of personality, not least in the interests of society" (27).
124) For Mann, the solution to Germany's ills was to link the better aspects of Germany's past (the Goethean era of culture and intellectual experience) with the promise of the Weimar future (democracy), taking the first steps towards liberation and rehabilitation.
Early comparatists claimed to stand for the universalist principles of world literature, which aims at totalizing global literary works across linguistic, territorial, and national particularities: world literature serves to promote "a traffic in ideas between peoples, a literary market to which the nations bring their intellectual treasures for exchange" (Strich 13) and this Goethean literary universalism seemed to go beyond the one-sidedness and narrow-mindedness of European nationalisms and national literatures.
Baker explains how Mary Moody Emerson searched for truth and intellectual self-cultivation; Garcia shows how Sophia Peabody felt her spirit rejuvenated in the paradise that was Cuba; Sotiropoulos examines how Fuller applied to herself "the central Goethean tenet of Bildung" (83); Gardner rediscovers Highgate's engagement with "'unfolding the divinely human faculties of the self" (277); and Susan M.
An example is provided in the poem Enrich my resignation, where Crane wishes time to end, as a return to the peace of the fathers, possibly conceived of by him as a Lethean ethereal realm of pure rest-like a kind of Nirvana; or as a Goethean complementary reflex of the primordial "mothers," Goethe's "Urmutter," who were supposed by Goethe to have created all of reality:
Blum's southward pilgrimage in Passus 1 recall's Goethe's Italian Journey, and he acknowledged that the whole conception of the "beneficent south" ("die weldadige suide": Blum, Briewe 184) was Goethean.
Contrasting the modern bildungsroman with "the mass type" of novels, which offers "the image of the ready-made hero," Bakhtin finds in the Goethean bildungsroman (or "the novel of emergence") "an image of man in the process of becoming": "Changes in the hero acquire plot significance, and thus the entire plot of the novel is reinterpreted and reconstructed.
Representative for this perspective are Romantic suicides following the Goethean model of young Werther, but also the forms-without-substance theory, as well as bureaucracy in all its forms and glory.
Or Hegel's later methodology of pure thinking set forth in The Science of Logic may not fit into Forster's Goethean framework without remainder.
Although the very first painting that visitors encountered was a portrait of Goethe (by Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein), the show in fact contradicted the Goethean attachment to concrete form as a bulwark against the reductive influence of the Idea.