History Creator / JohannWolfgangVonGoethe

19th Apr '16 4:36:59 PM 04tele
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* ''West-östlicher Diwan'' (''The West-Eastern Divan'') -- Collection of poems in imitation of ancient Persian muslim poetry, especially the 14th century poet Hafez.

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* ''West-östlicher Diwan'' (''The West-Eastern Divan'') -- Collection of poems in imitation of ancient Persian muslim Muslim poetry, especially the 14th century poet Hafez.
[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hafez Hafez]].
1st Mar '16 8:32:37 AM LordGro
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For the benefit of English-speakers, his name is pronounced (roughly) "'''Yo'''-hawn '''Volf'''g'''uhng''' phone '''Gö'''tuh" -- not "Go-eth". Born in 1749 in Frankfurt am Main, Goethe rose to fame with the drama ''Theatre/GotzVonBerlichingen'' and the novel ''Literature/TheSorrowsOfYoungWerther''. Werther, the hero of the latter story, even was a role model for many young people of Goethe's time, many of them adopting his signature yellow waistcoat and his philosophy. This wouldn't have been so bad if it weren't for the fact that the story [[Spoiler: ends with Werther's suicide]]. The oft-repeated claim that the book caused [[spoiler:a suicide epidemic]] among young men lacks solid evidence, and is probably greatly exaggerated.

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For the benefit of English-speakers, his name is pronounced (roughly) "'''Yo'''-hawn '''Volf'''g'''uhng''' phone '''Gö'''tuh" -- not "Go-eth". Born in 1749 in Frankfurt am Main, Goethe rose to fame with the drama ''Theatre/GotzVonBerlichingen'' and the novel ''Literature/TheSorrowsOfYoungWerther''. Werther, the hero of the latter story, even was a role model for many young people of Goethe's time, many of them adopting his signature yellow waistcoat and his philosophy. This wouldn't have been so bad if it weren't for the fact that the story [[Spoiler: ends with Werther's suicide]]. suicide. The oft-repeated claim that the book caused [[spoiler:a a suicide epidemic]] epidemic among young men lacks solid evidence, and is probably greatly exaggerated.
29th Feb '16 1:40:56 PM Jhonny
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For the benefit of English-speakers, his name is pronounced (roughly) "'''Yo'''-hawn '''Volf'''g'''uhng''' phone '''Gö'''tuh" -- not "Go-eth". Born in 1749 in Frankfurt am Main, Goethe rose to fame with the drama ''Theatre/GotzVonBerlichingen'' and the novel ''Literature/TheSorrowsOfYoungWerther''. Werther, the hero of the latter story, even was a role model for many young people of Goethe's time, many of them adopting his signature yellow waistcoat and his philosophy. This wouldn't have been so bad if it weren't for the fact that the story ends with Werther's suicide. The oft-repeated claim that the book caused a suicide epidemic among young men lacks solid evidence, and is probably greatly exaggerating.

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For the benefit of English-speakers, his name is pronounced (roughly) "'''Yo'''-hawn '''Volf'''g'''uhng''' phone '''Gö'''tuh" -- not "Go-eth". Born in 1749 in Frankfurt am Main, Goethe rose to fame with the drama ''Theatre/GotzVonBerlichingen'' and the novel ''Literature/TheSorrowsOfYoungWerther''. Werther, the hero of the latter story, even was a role model for many young people of Goethe's time, many of them adopting his signature yellow waistcoat and his philosophy. This wouldn't have been so bad if it weren't for the fact that the story [[Spoiler: ends with Werther's suicide. suicide]]. The oft-repeated claim that the book caused a [[spoiler:a suicide epidemic epidemic]] among young men lacks solid evidence, and is probably greatly exaggerating.
exaggerated.
29th Feb '16 11:23:47 AM LordGro
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For the benefit of English-speakers, his name is pronounced (roughly) "'''Yo'''-hawn '''Volf'''g'''uhng''' phone '''Gö'''tuh" -- not "Go-eth". Born in 1749 in Frankfurt am Main, Goethe rose to fame with the drama ''Theatre/GotzVonBerlichingen'' and the novel ''Literature/TheSorrowsOfYoungWerther''. Werther, the hero of the latter story, even was a role model for many young people of Goethe's time, many of them adopting his signature yellow waistcoat and his philosophy. This wouldn't have been so bad if it weren't for the fact that [[spoiler: the story ends with Werther's suicide.]] Whether or not the [[spoiler: Mass suicides]] actually happened is very much open to debate. Evidence suggest the tales are vastly exaggerated.

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For the benefit of English-speakers, his name is pronounced (roughly) "'''Yo'''-hawn '''Volf'''g'''uhng''' phone '''Gö'''tuh" -- not "Go-eth". Born in 1749 in Frankfurt am Main, Goethe rose to fame with the drama ''Theatre/GotzVonBerlichingen'' and the novel ''Literature/TheSorrowsOfYoungWerther''. Werther, the hero of the latter story, even was a role model for many young people of Goethe's time, many of them adopting his signature yellow waistcoat and his philosophy. This wouldn't have been so bad if it weren't for the fact that [[spoiler: the story ends with Werther's suicide.]] Whether or not suicide. The oft-repeated claim that the [[spoiler: Mass suicides]] actually happened book caused a suicide epidemic among young men lacks solid evidence, and is very much open to debate. Evidence suggest the tales are vastly exaggerated.
probably greatly exaggerating.
28th Feb '16 1:49:20 PM Jhonny
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For the benefit of English-speakers, his name is pronounced (roughly) "'''Yo'''-hawn '''Volf'''g'''uhng''' phone '''Gö'''tuh" -- not "Go-eth". Born in 1749 in Frankfurt am Main, Goethe rose to fame with the drama ''Theatre/GotzVonBerlichingen'' and the novel ''Literature/TheSorrowsOfYoungWerther''. Werther, the hero of the latter story, even was a role model for many young people of Goethe's time, many of them adopting his signature yellow waistcoat and his philosophy. This wouldn't have been so bad if it weren't for the fact that [[spoiler: the story ends with Werther's suicide.]]

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For the benefit of English-speakers, his name is pronounced (roughly) "'''Yo'''-hawn '''Volf'''g'''uhng''' phone '''Gö'''tuh" -- not "Go-eth". Born in 1749 in Frankfurt am Main, Goethe rose to fame with the drama ''Theatre/GotzVonBerlichingen'' and the novel ''Literature/TheSorrowsOfYoungWerther''. Werther, the hero of the latter story, even was a role model for many young people of Goethe's time, many of them adopting his signature yellow waistcoat and his philosophy. This wouldn't have been so bad if it weren't for the fact that [[spoiler: the story ends with Werther's suicide.]]
]] Whether or not the [[spoiler: Mass suicides]] actually happened is very much open to debate. Evidence suggest the tales are vastly exaggerated.
25th Feb '16 12:11:58 PM Jhonny
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** ''Theatre/FaustFirstPartOfTheTragedy'': The origin of the page quote and often considered THE most important work in the German language ever.

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** ''Theatre/FaustFirstPartOfTheTragedy'': The origin of the page quote and often considered THE most important work in the German language ever. Probably the most quoted book in the German language (or slightly behind the bible) - some of its phrases have been quoted so often people don't even know where they are from.
18th Dec '15 3:07:45 PM intastiel
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->''[[ItMakesSenseInContext So that was the poodle's core!]]''

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->''[[ItMakesSenseInContext So ->''So that was the poodle's core!]]''
core!''
26th Apr '14 3:46:33 PM 04tele
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* ''Die Wahlverwandtschaften'' (''Elective Affinities'') -- A novel. The eponymous affinities are modelled after the chemical compounds of oxygen. Expect many character names beginning with 'O'.

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* ''Die Wahlverwandtschaften'' (''Elective Affinities'') -- A novel. Ostensibly a novel about a married couple who invite two friends, a mature man and a much younger woman, to come and stay on their estate, but one of the most persistently mysterious and enduring novels in German. The eponymous affinities title refers to a theory from chemistry about how certain elements are modelled after the chemical compounds of oxygen. Expect many character names beginning with 'O'.attracted to each other.
22nd Jul '13 9:27:20 PM Willbyr
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[[AC:Epic]][[hottip:*:And by epic, we mean "narrative prose".]]

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[[AC:Epic]][[hottip:*:And [[AC:Epic]][[note]]And by epic, we mean "narrative prose".]]prose"[[/note]]
25th Jun '13 3:54:46 PM Deusirae76
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'''Johann Wolfgang von Goethe''' is to German what [[Literature/TheDivineComedy Dante Alighieri]] is to Italian, Creator/WilliamShakespeare is to English, [[Literature/DonQuixote Miguel de Cervantes]] to Spanish or Creator/AlexanderPushkin to Russian: the most important author of his language.

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'''Johann Wolfgang von Goethe''' is to German what [[Literature/TheDivineComedy Dante Alighieri]] is to Italian, Creator/WilliamShakespeare is to English, [[Literature/DonQuixote Miguel de Cervantes]] to Spanish or Creator/AlexanderPushkin to Russian: the most important author of his language.
language. The quintessential DichterAndDenker.
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