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Author Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832.

Title The Essential Goethe / Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ; edited and introduced by Matthew Bell
Published Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, 2015
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Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Introduction; Chronology of Goethe's Life and Times; SELECTED POEMS; EGMONT; IPHIGENIA IN TAURIS; TORQUATO TASSO; FAUST. A TRAGEDY; WILHELM MEISTER'S APRENTICESHIP; ITALIAN JOURNEY: PART ONE; ON LITERATURE AND ART; On German Architecture (1772); Shakespeare: A Tribute (1771); Simple Imitation, Manner, Style (1789); Response to a Literary Rabble-Rouser (1795); Winckelmann and His Age (1805); Myron's Cow (1818); On World Literature; ON PHILOSOPHY AND SCIENCE; On Granite (1784); A Study Based on Spinoza (c. 1785); The Metamorphosis of Plants (1790)
Problems (1823)Excerpt from "Toward a Theory of Weather" (1825); Analysis and Synthesis (c. 1829); A More Intense Chemical Activity in Primordial Matter (1826); Excerpt from "The Spiral Tendency in Vegetation" (1829-31); Selections from Maxims and Reflections
Toward a General Comparative Theory (1790-94)The Experiment as Mediator between Subject and Object (1792); The Extent to Which the Idea "Beauty Is Perfection in Combination with Freedom" May Be Applied to Living Organisms (c. 1794); Observation on Morphology in General (c. 1795); Polarity (c. 1799); From Theory of Color (1791-1807); Part Five: Relationship to Other Fields; Part Six: Sensory-Moral Effect of Color; From On Morphology (1807-17); The Enterprise Justified; The Purpose Set Forth; The Content Prefaced; The Influence of Modern Philosophy (1817); Colors in the Sky (1817-20)
Summary "The Essential Goethe is the most comprehensive and representative one-volume collection of Goethe's writings ever published in English. It provides English-language readers easier access than ever before to the widest range of work by one of the greatest writers in world history. Goethe's work as playwright, poet, novelist, and autobiographer is fully represented. In addition to the works for which he is most famous, including Faust Part I and the lyric poems, the volume features important literary works that are rarely published in English--including the dramas Egmont, Iphigenia in Tauris, and Torquato Tasso and the bildungsroman Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship, a foundational work in the history of the novel. The volume also offers a selection of Goethe's essays on the arts, philosophy, and science, which give access to the thought of a polymath unrivalled in the modern world. Primarily drawn from Princeton's authoritative twelve-volume Goethe edition, the translations are highly readable and reliable modern versions by scholars of Goethe. The volume also features an extensive introduction to Goethe's life and works by volume editor Matthew Bell."--
Notes Translated from the German
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Subject Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832 -- Translations into English.
Genre/Form Translations.
Form Electronic book
Author Bell, Matthew, 1964- editor
ISBN 1400874254 (electronic bk.)
9781400874255 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Works. Selections. English