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Goethe

Johann Wolfgang von . 1749--1832, German poet, novelist, and dramatist, who settled in Weimar in 1775. His early works of the Sturm und Drang period include the play G?tz von Berlichingen (1773) and the novel The Sorrows of Young Werther (1774). After a journey to Italy (1786--88) his writings, such as the epic play Iphigenie auf Tauris (1787) and the epic idyll Hermann und Dorothea (1797), showed the influence of classicism. Other works include the Wilhelm Meister novels (1796--1829) and his greatest masterpiece Faust (1808; 1832)
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An exploration into the use of Goethean science as a methodology for landscape assessment: the Pishwanton Project.
Zarte Empirie": Goethean Science as a Way of Knowing.
Much of Jacobs's verse can be likened to Goethean Erlebnislyrik.
To "desynonymize" (as Coleridge would put it) the notions of "origination" and "emergence" is key to grasping the conceptual implications of Goethean metamorphosis and Bildung.
39) The first section had appeared to doubt the Goethean belief that the fragments of "dead selves" might become "stepping stones" upon which to "rise .
West criticized Du Bois only because Du Bois deserved it, not to make himself number one: "My Chekhovian Christian voice simply cuts deeper and thereby is more truthful than Du Bois's Goethean Enlightenment view that undergirded his marvelous scholarship.
In the perspective of the system, the Goethean expression of a "morphology of the spirit" is meant to underline this importance of the form, and is not suppressed by the higher, more contemporary and scientific expression in terms of an energetics of the spirit.
And as its de facto origin, motherhood seems to be strongly vindicated; the mother's unconditional sacrifice and devotion to her family is nothing less than the everlasting motherhood in the Goethean sense ("das Ewig Weibliche"), which is evoked, perhaps too straightforwardly, in the epilogue of the novel.
He takes the idea of an 'Eden of germs and lights', (22) the Goethean metamorphosis, (23) the principle of the animation of nature at its most visible and primitive level.
His topics include Wordsworth and the Goethean intertext; the numinous, the noumenal, and Wordsworthian deixis; the "full fan-experience" from Cowley to Barney, and from the Arabesque to Kafka on the Shore; and idiolect and the "other truth" in Padgett Powell, Faulkner, and Grass.
Blum's southward pilgrimage in Passus 1 recall's Goethe's Italian Journey, and he acknowledged that the whole conception of the "beneficent south" ("die weldadige suide": Blum, Briewe 184) was Goethean.
You Decide," she urges Wu's readers to acknowledge the operation of The Man with the Compound Eyes at the shifting geographies of "world literature" and her enshrinement of Wu atop a pedestal among top-selling international authors such as "Haruki Murakami and David Mitchell" draws attention to the potentials of Wu's novel rising from the confines of national/local literature to the wider space of Goethean Weltliteratur (see Markstein <http://www.