The Classics of World Literature in One Volume
Sprache - Englisch
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In 'The Classics of World Literature in One Volume,' Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's editorial vision transports readers through an odyssey of some of the most impactful works in literary history. Defining the landscape of human thought and creativity, this compendium includes seminal texts spanning diverse genres and eras—from Shakespeare's profound plays to Tolstoy's vast narratives, Goethe's own 'Faust,' and beyond. The collection not only celebrates the narrative and stylistic excellence of each selected work but also serves as a cultural chronicle, capturing the philosophical zeitgeists of various periods within its pages. Textual dynamics are examined through an enlightened scholarly lens, articulating a synthesis that transcends the boundaries of time and space, inviting intellectual and emotional engagement.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, an eminent literary figure in his own right, understood the intertextuality and universality of literature's great masterpieces. His unique positioning as a catalyst of the German literary movement, Sturm und Drang, and his masterful grasp of human passions and existential musings equipped him with the insight to curate this library of profundity. With Goethe's oeuvre and his explorations that often grappled with the human condition and the search for meaning, his discerning selection of titles in the collection reflects a profound engagement with works that ponder similar themes.
This anthology, meticulously assembled by Goethe, is thus essential for anyone seeking to understand the historical and cultural magnitude of world literature. It offers both the seasoned scholar and the inquisitive reader a panoramic view of literary greatness. Through its pages, one embarks on a journey that illuminates the complexities and the simplicities of the human experience across continents and centuries. 'The Classics of World Literature in One Volume' is not merely a collection; it is a treasury of the collective intellect and imagination, resonating with all who delve into its timeless heritage.
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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) stands among the towering figures of Western literature, widely considered Germany's greatest poet and playwright, as well as a profound thinker and statesman. Born in Frankfurt, Goethe manifested an early interest in literature, which was encouraged by his father. His early education was comprehensive, studying languages, law, and natural sciences at the University of Leipzig and later in Strasbourg. However, it was his literary pursuits that garnered him early fame, starting with 'The Sorrows of Young Werther' (1774), a novel that captured the Sturm und Drang (Storm and Stress) movement's zeitgeist. Goethe's literary style evolved significantly over his long career. His magnum opus, 'Faust', a two-part dramatic work, distilled his philosophical and poetic vision into a narrative of one man's pact with the devil and search for transcendence. Beyond these, Goethe's body of work encompassed poetry, prose, and drama, and his influence extended to the realms of science and philosophy. 'The Classics of World Literature in One Volume', presumably a compendium, reflects Goethe's deep engagement with the classical traditions and his lasting impact on the Western canon. Goethe's works remain pivotal in discussions of Romanticism, humanism, and the development of German literature and thought. His writings continue to be studied for their artistic merit, intellectual depth, and their contributions to various disciplines.
Genre: Sprache - Englisch
Umfang: 40829 Seiten
Größe: 56,1 MB
Veröffentlichung: 13. November 2022