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Author Farrelly, Daniel J., 1934-

Title Between Myth and Reality : Goethe, Anna Amalia, Charlotte von Stein
Published Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (137 pages)
Summary "In 2004 Ettore Ghibellino published his provocative thesis that Goethe's beloved was not Charlotte von Stein but the Dowager Duchess, Anna Amalia. Ghibellino claimed that Charlotte, the former lady-in-waiting of Anna Amalia, acted as a 'straw woman' and that the many letters, and the love they expressed, were really meant for Anna Amalia herself. Dan Farrelly, who translated Ghibellino's book, has been preoccupied Other this thesis since 2005. Here he has undertaken a meticulous re-reading of.
Subject Anna Amalia, Duchess of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, 1739-1807.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832 -- Correspondence.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832 -- Relations with women.
Stein, Charlotte von, 1742-1827.
Authors, German -- 18th century -- Biography.
Authors, German -- 19th century -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
Records and correspondence.
Personal correspondence.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1443833924
1443833924 (electronic bk.)
9781443833929 (electronic bk.)