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Goethe the Collected Works #03: Essays on Art and Literature

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Translated by Ellen von Nardroff and Ernest H. von Nardroff

The reflections on art and literature that Goethe produced throughout his life are the premise and corollary of his work as poet, novelist, and man of science. This volume contains such important essays as "On Gothic Architecture," "On the Laocoon Group," and "Shakespeare: A Tribute." Several works in this collection appear for the first time unabridged and in fresh translations.

Synopsis:

Translated by Ellen von Nardroff and Ernest H. von Nardroff

The reflections on art and literature that Goethe produced throughout his life are the premise and corollary of his work as poet, novelist, and man of science. This volume contains such important essays as "On Gothic Architecture," "On the Laocoon Group," and "Shakespeare: A Tribute." Several works in this collection appear for the first time unabridged and in fresh translations.

Table of Contents

PREFACE ix

PART ONE: Essays on Art

I. ARCHITECTURE 3

On German Architecture 3

On Gothic Architecture 10

II. ANCIENT ART 15

On the Laocoon Group 15

Myron's Cow 23

A Grave Near Cumae 29

III. EUROPEAN ART 37

Giuseppe Bossi: On Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper at Milan 37

Giotto's Last Supper 59

Ruisdael as Poet 62

Rembrandt the Thinker 66

Two Landscapes by Philipp Hackert 68

IV. THEORY AND HISTORY OF ART 71

Simple Imitation, Manner, Style 71

On Realism in Art 74

Introduction to the Propylaea 78

Ancient versus Modern 90

A Challenge for a Modem Sculptor 93

Christ and Twelve Figures from the Old and New Testaments:

A Suggestion for Sculptors 95

Winckelmann and His Age 99

The Collector and His Circle 121

PART TWO: Essays on Literature

I. LITERARY CRITICISM 163

Shakespeare: A Tribute 163

Shakespeare Once Again 166

Laurence Sterne 174

On Byron's Manfred 175

On Byron's Cain 177

Dante 180

On Calderon's Daughter of the Air 182

A German Gil Blas 184

Faust (Tragedie de Monsieur de Goethe) 186

II. LITERARY THEORY 189

Response to a Literary Rabble-Rouser 189

On Epic and Dramatic Poetry 192

Didactic Poetry 194

On Greek Tetralogies 195

On Interpreting Aristotle's Poetics 197

Plato as Party to a Christian Revelation 200

Stages of Man's Mind 203

Justus Moser: Superstition and Poetry 205

On Carlyle's German Romance 206

Advice for Young Poets 208

Further Advice for Young Poets 209

PART THREE: Observations on Art and Literature

On Dilettantism 213

On Acting 216

On World Literature 224

POSTSCRIPT 229

NOTES 241

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 263

INDEX 265

Product Details

ISBN:
9780691036571
Editor:
Gearey, John
Translator:
Von Nardroff, Ellen
Editor:
Gearey, John
Author:
Ellen von Nardroff
Author:
von Nardroff, Ernest H.
Author:
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Author:
von, Ellen
Author:
Von Goethe, Johann Wolfgang
Author:
Ernest H. von Nardroff
Author:
von, Ernest H.
Author:
Gearey, John
Author:
Von Nardroff, Ellen
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Location:
Princeton
Subject:
General
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Art
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Aesthetics
Subject:
Addresses, essays, lectures
Subject:
Arts
Subject:
Goethe, johann wolfgang von, 1749-1832
Subject:
German
Subject:
Comparative Literature
Subject:
Collected Works and Papers
Subject:
Belles Lettres
Subject:
Literature: Primary Works and Letters
Subject:
Literature -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Anthologies-Essays
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Goethe, Volume 3
Series Volume:
03
Publication Date:
June 1994
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
12 bandw illus.
Pages:
280
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 15 oz

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The reflections on art and literature that Goethe produced throughout his life are the premise and corollary of his work as poet, novelist, and man of science. This volume contains such important essays as "On Gothic Architecture," "On the Laocoon Group," and "Shakespeare: A Tribute." Several works in this collection appear for the first time unabridged and in fresh translations.

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