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Goethe, Volume 6: Italian Journey (Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von//Goethe's Collected Works) Hardcover – 13 Feb 1994


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  • Hardcover: 495 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press (13 Feb. 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3518029681
  • ISBN-13: 978-3518029688
  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 2.5 x 24.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,295,578 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was born in 1749. Having studied at Leipzig and Strassburg, he began to write some essays and lyrical verse, and at twenty-four wrote a play Goetz von Berlichingen, which brought him national fame and established him in the Sturm und Drang movement. He is most famous for his tragedy Werther. He died in 1832.

W. H. Auden was Professor of Poetry at Oxford University from 1956 to 1960. He published poems throughout his life, and in 1946 became a US citizen. He died in 1973.

Elizabeth Mayer has also translated, in collaboration with Louise Bogan, Elective Affinities and Werther.

--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Goethe grew up with a father whose most important formative experience-at least to hear Goethe tell it-had been an extended trip to Italy after the completion of his legal studies. Read the first page
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By philaper on 30 April 2007
Format: Paperback
I purchased this book for an essay on Goethe's journey in Italy. I chose this translation after comparing it to the other one available, as I felt the style was closer to Goethe's intentions. Admittedly I expected it to be somewhat boring and the first few pages were a slow read. However once Goethe reaches Rome, his excitement of being on "classic soil" is so well conveyed, that I really got into it. The book is based on letters that he wrote home to Weimar and his reflections some time later when he compiled it. They provide an interesting perspective of Italy and Europe at the time and the lifestyles of the upper-class intellectuals. The most surprising part for me however, was that Goethe actually has a sense of humour which his quirky little observations of life as a humanitarian show. I recommend finding a copy of the Roman Elegies and some of his other works of the time, to complement 'Italian Journey'.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Peter Murphy on 8 Aug. 2014
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Read it and then visit Itally
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By Kat on 28 Feb. 2014
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The translation flowed easily. At every stage of the journey I was exhilarated by the descriptions of people, area, towns, .food and geology.
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Dsf on 20 Nov. 2011
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Goethe is one of the towering figures of European civilization.

This description of his Wanderjahre in Italy serves as an excellent introduction for those about to embark on Goethe's Roemische Elegien - and reminds one that he possessed one of the most penetrating intellects of all times.
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4 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Mr. A. Mcinnes on 4 Nov. 2009
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This book was the first selection by the Round the World Book Group in Edinburgh. I first read it in about 1998 when on holiday in Italy, visiting the Italian lake region and staying in Malcesine. Goethe visited Malcesine during his journey and stayed there for some time. I found his description of the town and the surrounding area very colourful, and I could follow some of his travels myself. The one thing we did in Malcesine which he didn't, was to be caught in a mountain thunderstorm, a temporale, and get thoroughly soaked.
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