Love, Life, Goethe

Love, Life, Goethe

Lessons of the Imagination From the Great German Poet

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Baker & Taylor
A perceptive study of the dramatic life story of the great German poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe examines the major themes of his work in terms of his own life story and explains how his poetry resonates in the present with its depictions of the human yearning for happiness, friendship, love, suffering, and family.

McMillan Palgrave
A fresh and perceptive new biography of Germany's greatest poet, whose life and times are a mirror for our own

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe is often remembered only as a figure of literary genius, author of The Sorrows of Young Werther and Faust. Yet Goethe was driven by much more than the desire for literary success: he wanted (much the same as us) to live life well.
 
In Love, Life, Goethe, John Armstrong tells the dramatic life story of this great poet—a representative man akin to Wordsworth in England or Emerson in America. In so doing, he subtly and imaginatively explores the ways that we can learn from Goethe, whether in love, suffering, friendship, or family. At the center of the project is the human yearning for happiness: In an imperfect world, how can we live well with what we have, and accept what we haven’t? From our lives at home, to our attitude toward money and the politicians we choose, Armstrong explores the main themes of our lives through the life of Goethe, and helps us learn how to live.


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& Taylor

Examines the major themes of the work of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe in terms of his own life story and explains how his poetry resonates in the present with its depictions of the human yearning for happiness, friendship, and family.

Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007
Edition: First American edition
ISBN: 9780374299682
0374299684
Branch Call Number: 831x GOETH ARMST
Notes: Originally published in 2006 by Allen Lane, Penguin Group, UK , under the title: Love, life, Goethe: how to be happy in an imperfect world

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