Gespräche mit Goethe [Johann Peter Eckermann] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Ich durchblätterte mit Goethe einige Hefte Zeichnungen meines Freundes Johann Peter Eckerman: Gespräche mit Goethe in den letzten Jahren seines. Conversations Of Goethe has ratings and 23 reviews. Khush said: It is a delightful book. I cannot help giving this book full five stars (This feels w.

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He sees a lot in him; sometimes it feels like Goethe resides inside him. In he travelled in Italy with Goethe’s son. Mulder rated it liked it Nov 21, eckegmann It is a delightful book.

Gespräche mit Goethe in den letzten Jahren seines Lebens

A good theory doesn’t explain phenomena, it predicts them; when Goethe’s theory’s predictions failed, he explained these failures away by saying that the eye is subjective, it “wants to see what it sees”.

Eckermann met Goethe at Weimar in when he was just dropping his studies in law at the University of Gottingen at the age of thirty-one in hopes of finding a literary career, and Goethe was at seventy-four the acknowledged universal genius of European letters for half a century.

He meets Goethe often and they talk about other writers, books, and so forth. This page was last edited on 22 Augustat Both are sometimes chided for looking on their respective great men with the idolizing eyes of comparative youth, rather than the more seasoned eyes of a true contemporary of similar age and equal experience. In he was given the title of grand-ducal councillor and appointed librarian to the grand-duchess.

Want to Read saving…. The near-constant discussion of theater which has odd similarities to how we talk about movies is also fascinating and his advice to dramatists as well as poets should also be considered.


View all 6 comments. Johann Peter Eckermann 21 September — 3 DecemberGerman poet and author, is best known for his work Conversations with Goethethe fruit of his association with Johann Wolfgang von Goethe during the last years of Goethe’s life.

Free download available at Project Gutenberg. It’s a lively encounter with a great man in the last year of his long, deep life. Goethe is truly a giant and Faust is part of Columbia’s core curriculum, although it wasn’t when I was there. Internet URLs are the best.

Johann Peter Eckermann

It’s hard to say what’s so great about Goethe. Johann Peter never complained, but instead relished being part of Goethe’s life, and assisting him. The book is as much about Goethe as it is about Eckermann. Help us improve this article!

The third book is much better, written a few years after Goethe’s death, there’s more distance between Eckermann and Goethe which leads to a cooler description of what was going on. After two hours, the seventy-three year old European icon entered the room in an elegant blue frock coat and sat opposite him, saying: Sometimes the book made me realize just how human great artists are, and yet eckeemann parts were so rich and profound I felt this enormous gulf between eckermqnn and Goethe.

He came from a poor family and served as a soldier in the Napoleonic wars. The book is written in the form of journal entries. He urged his fellow German writers to be more international and global in their perspectives: National literature gesprxhe now a rather unmeaning term; the epoch of world literature is at hand, and everyone must strive to hasten its approach.

In he travelled in Italy with Goethe’s son. Upon arrival he gained entry to Goethe’s home and was told to wait in the common room.


Thereafter, however, during the next nine years they worked together, Goethe did not pay Eckermann, Johann Peter subsisting on tutoring lessons he gave. This is the book Nietzsche called the best book in the German language, the Conversations with Goethe of Eckermann, three books that Eckermann compiled from notes and diaries detailing their almost daily discussions during goetge last few years of Goethe’s life – For me, the first two books out of three are too direct, too fawning, Eckermann was clearly loving Goethe, and some of that feeling is reciprocated.

Johann Peter Eckermann – Wikipedia

Metamorphosis of Plants Theory of Colours colour wheel. Still, it’s fascinating to listen Eckermann was Goethe’s private secretary for the last 9 years of Goethe’s life. Hesprche serving as a volunteer in the War of Liberation —he obtained a secretarial appointment under the war department at Hanover.

It’s a lot of Goethe After mustering out of the army with little education he obtained a scholarship that allowed him to complete the Gymnasium and gesprhce the University of Goettingen to study law at his father’s urging. Hence, you will find in this one book all three volumes, including the short autobiography of Eckermann.

Aug 12, Richard rated it it was amazing. He probably feels complete in Goethe’s company. If you like Goethe you’ll like Eckermann, who was obsessed with Goethe lol. Eckerkann Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.