As for supporting materials, which include handouts of Kant's essay on the Enlightenment, and a brief biography of Goethe by Jane Brown, I have the students read Eric Blackall's translation of Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre
. (The reader may note that the song lyrics in the body of the text are somewhat old-fashioned, as the translator has attempted to follow rhyme and meter of the original German, but the appendix has more literal and natural renditions.) In my undergraduate days, I encountered the characters Mignon and the Harper through the settings of various German composers, but had no frame of reference as to who they were as fictional figures.
Goethe tenia una amiga de juventud, en realidad pertenecia al circulo de amigas de su madre, llamada Susanna von Klettenberg (1723-1774), que reaparece en el sexto libro de Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre
. Una mujer soltera cuarentona que se habia desposado intimamente con Jesucristo.
cry from David Copperfield, let alone Goethe's Lehrjahre
And then there are Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre
(Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship) and a later sequel, both of which are much less accessible because of a rather disjointed episodic structure.
She shows how Goethe instead represents families through their feelings of love in same-sex, heterosexual, nonexclusive, person-based, and adoptive relationships in Wahlverwandtschaften, the Stella plays, and Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre
. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)
Cand ma gandesc la acei Wilhelm Meister lehrjahre
din facultate, gasesc spontan numai lucruri bune de spus, dintr-o perioada plina.
Kaminski, combines a joint study of Cao Xueqin's Hong Lou Meng and Johann Wolfgang Goethe's Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre
, both first printed in the 1790s, with reflections about the possibilities and limitations of comparing literary works that had no historical contacts between them.
Ihm verdanke ich pragende Lehrjahre
und viele fachliche Ratschlage, und daruber hinaus unvergessliche Erinnerungen, Anekdoten und Erlebnisse am Berliner Institut der Prahistorischen Archaologie und wahrend der Ausgrabungen in Monkodonja.
He recounted the encounter to his family, and as Edward speculated, it "must have made a lasting impression on his brother's mind." That initial impression was reinforced, Edward believed, by his father's reading Thomas Carlyle's 1824 translation of Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre
. In Edward's words, the "lax continental morals" of this book administered a further shock to "the young New England minister." (6) These are not, of course, exactly the grounds on which Emerson portrayed Goethe in the Dial, but this residual wariness may well have conditioned Emerson's reading and assessment of Goethe.
The contemporary notion of the "beautiful soul" (schone Seele)--utilized in Goethe's Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship (Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre
[1795-96]) to serve as a catalyst for men on their educational journey toward harmonious maturation-influenced La Roche's conceptualization of Lady Sternheim and the message that the heroine embodies: virtue, charity, and truth triumph over self-love.