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The Auto-Biography of Goethe By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The Auto-Biography of Goethe by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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John Oxenford (1812-77) was a playwright, critic and gifted translator. His two-volume translation of the autobiography of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) first appeared in 1848-9. Among the greatest literary figures of his day, Goethe recounts here the sorrows, passions and achievements of his life.

The Auto-Biography of Goethe Summary

The Auto-Biography of Goethe: Truth and Poetry: From my Own Life by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The playwright and critic John Oxenford (1812-77) had an acute aptitude for languages. Although he translated both Moliere and Calderon into English, he specialised in German translations and set high standards, not least with his rendering of several works by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832). Among the greatest literary figures of his day, Goethe combined considerable achievements as a poet, novelist and playwright with his diverse interests in natural science and politics. This two-volume translation of his autobiography first appeared in 1848-9. In Volume 2, Goethe recalls how he first arrived in the small city of Weimar, which grew into an important cultural centre, due in no small part to his extended residence there. Also included are letters from Switzerland along with notes from the time he spent in Italy during the 1880s. Goethe's Italian travels would be highly significant for his artistic development and outlook.

Table of Contents

Advertisement; Fourteenth book; Fifteenth book; Sixteenth book; Seventeenth book; Eighteenth book; Nineteenth book; Twentieth book; Letters from Switzerland: First part; Second part; Letters from Italy: From Carlsbad to the Brenner; From the Brenner to Verona; From Verona to Venice; Venice; From Ferrara to Rome; Rome; Naples; Sicily.

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NLS9781108057479
9781108057479
1108057470
The Auto-Biography of Goethe: Truth and Poetry: From my Own Life by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
New
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
2013-02-21
554
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