Publish date: January 1st 1949
Publisher: Reclam Verlag
Pages no: 269
Edition language: Deutsch
, European Literature
, Read For School
, Literary Fiction
, 19th Century
, German Literature
Introduction--Elective AffinitiesChronologyFurther Reading
Con tutto il rispetto per Goethe, ma a me questo libro proprio non è piaciuto. È scritto con un tono pomposo e ha un finale orribile.
I found a few very helpful notes in the Penguin Classics introduction by R. J. Hollingdale, although the introduction in this edition (by David Constantine) is much more thorough from a lit crit angle.
I read this beautiful novel in German. Though I might have objected to how structured it is, so full of symbols and echoes, in the hands of a master like Goethe it only contributes to the subtle atmosphere. What's more, the characters are individual and detailed, as comes out through their interacti...
Herr Goethe definitely had a passion for drama and tragedy. Except this time she dies but, don't cry yet, he joins her in death (gothic, right?) and "Thus the lovers lie sleeping side by side ; peace hovers above their resting-place ; fair angel faces gaze down upon them from aloft. And what happine...