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Goethe, Volume 3 By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Goethe, Volume 3 by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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The reflections on art and literature that the author 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".

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Goethe, Volume 3: Essays on Art and Literature by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

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NPB9780691036571
9780691036571
0691036578
Goethe, Volume 3: Essays on Art and Literature by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
New
Paperback
Princeton University Press
1994-07-25
280
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