Italian Journey, 1786-1788

Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780140442335

Category: Travel

Page: 508

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Containing the letters and diaries that Goethe wrote during his journey to Italy at age thirty-seven, Italian Journey reveals his tremendous range of interests. His writings cover literature, art history and his own struggle to be a painter, various sciences and political events, personal encounters, and the Italian landscape. "In Rome," Goethe wrote, "I first found myself, for the first time I achieved inner harmony...." For Goethe the writer, this temporal and spiritual journey was at the root of his development from Sturm und Drang to classicism, a decisive point in his life and the history of German literature.

Italienische Reise

Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Publisher: N.A



Page: 336

View: 8433


Chronicles of Old Rome

Exploring Italy's Eternal City

Author: Tamara Thiessen

Publisher: Museyon

ISBN: 1938450108

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 3491

Discover la dolce vita on this grand tour of Italy's historic capital told through 30 dramatic true stories spanning nearly 3,000 years, plus detailed walking tours complete with easy-to-read maps. From the Curia Pompei, site of Julius Caesar's assassination in 44 BC, to the Borgia Apartments in the Vatican, see the real-life places where history happened in this richly illustrated guide. Along with infamous power games between heroes and villains, you will find Rome's smart and powerful women, such as Agrippina, St. Agnes, Margherita, Artemisia, and more. Then relax like Goethe and Keats at the Café Greco, Rome's chicest coffee bar since 1760, or visit the Palazzo Colonna, the site of Audrey Hepburn's Roman Holiday.

Imaging Italy Through the Eyes of Contemporary Australian Travellers (1990-2010)

Author: Roberta Trapè

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443832677

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 199

View: 2326

For centuries Italy has been the destination of a lifetime for an endless stream of travellers. This book – focussing on the experience of contemporary Australian intellectuals – explores an aspect as of yet scarcely studied within the global phenomenon of travel to Italy, and discovers an image of the country starkly different from the one that prevailed in previous writings. From the beginning of the 1990s onwards there has been a sizeable output of books by Australian writers set in or about Italy. After a meticulous examination of these works, Roberta Trapè has selected and analysed those that she considers the most interesting examples of Australians’ continuing fascination with Italy – works of Jeffrey Smart and Shirley Hazzard, and of Robert Dessaix and Peter Robb. Examining the ways the four authors describe Italian places, Imaging Italy looks into what it is that continues to attract Australian writers and artists to the country, and tries to detect new trends in their attitude towards it. The image of Italy that emerges from the most recent works is, no doubt, a superb picture – not flattering but certainly not false – of its contemporary times.

The Intuitive Way of Knowing

A Tribute to Brian Goodwin

Author: David Lambert

Publisher: Floris Books

ISBN: 0863159796

Category: Science

Page: 192

View: 3245

Professor Brian Goodwin was a visionary biologist, mathematician and philosopher. Born in Canada in 1931, he studied biology at McGill University then for his PhD at Oxford under the eminent biologist Conrad Waddington. Understanding organisms as dynamic wholes, he worked to develop an alternate view to extreme Darwinism based solely on genetic factors. His evolutionary vision was centred more on archetypes than ancestors and cooperation rather than competition. As a scientist Brian's work was groundbreaking and highly influential. He was a pioneer in the field of theoretical biology, and a founding member of the prestigious Santa Fe Institute. He appeared often in debates with prominent figures such as Richard Dawkins, Stephen Jay Gould and Lewis Wolpert. In later years he was made a founding fellow at Schumacher College, Totnes, UK, where he taught holistic science and completed his last book, Nature's Due: Healing Our Fragmented Culture (Floris Books 2007). He died in July 2009. This tribute to the life and work of Brian Goodwin has contributions from eminent scholars and academi around the world, dealing with his research on pattern and form in biology and the metaphysical principles that guided him. It also includes an interview with him. The book honours both his work and personal memories of a much loved and respected colleague. Contributors include: Stuart Kauffman, Lewis Wolpert, Fritjof Capra, Margaret Boden, Michael Ruse, Fred Cummings, Mae-wan Ho, Philip Franses, Stephan Harding, Nick Monk, Claudio Stern and Johannes Jaeger

The Immortal Dinner

A Famous Evening of Genius and Laughter in Literary London, 1817

Author: Penelope Hughes-Hallett

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446450783

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

View: 5348

Between Christmas and new year of 1817 the eccentric painter, B.R. Haydon, gave a famous dinner party. His guests included three of the greatest literary stars of the age: the poets John Keats and William Wordsworth and the essayist and wit Charles Lamb. They recited poetry, took part in ridiculous antics, indulged in high-minded discussions - with such displays of brilliance that the party became known as the Immortal Dinner. Penelope Hughes-Hallett celebrates this famous evening, setting it against a backdrop of change, reflected in the preoccupations of the illustrious diners. A compelling and sympathetic picture emerges of these rare spirits and the age which created them.

Goethe-Bibliographie 1950 - 1990

Author: Siegfried Seifert

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 311096161X

Category: Reference

Page: 1614

View: 6896

Coinciding with the 250th anniversary of Goethe's birth, this bibliography provides a brand new record of international publications on his life and work over the last four decades. The bibliography covers 25,000 publications, including individual and complete editions of works by Goethe, translations into a total of 62 languages and the entire literature on Goethe's life and work. As well as book publications, collective volumes and Goethe periodicals, the bibliography covers editions in new media, dissertations and essays in anthologies, journals and annuals. Publications both in German and other languages from throughout the world are listed. The bibliography reflects the entire cosmos of Goethe's enormous life's work; as well as listing Goethe's poetic texts, it includes his writings on literature, art, science and his official duties. Literature on Goethe covers the whole spectrum of studies focusing on his life and work. Literature on the "Faust"-cycle alone amounts to over 3,000 publications. Clear arrangement of subject groups and two comprehensive indexes of names and subject headings or titles of works by Goethe help users quickly pinpoint individual items from the vast and diverse title material. Annotations on complete editions, Goethe periodicals and many individual publications supplement the work. This bibliography represents a profound, comprehensive and international reference work. It enables scholars, teachers of German, theatre producers, publishers, publicists, journalists and anyone else with an interest to access swiftly and precisely all aspects of Goethe's life and work. The" Goethe Bibliography" is indispensible for international studies of theGerman poet prince.

Venice - Estuche Con 3 Volumenes

Author: Alain Vircondelet

Publisher: Flammarion-Pere Castor


Category: Art

Page: 480

View: 9839

A deliciously familiar yet seemingly untouchable and magical world, Venice has an unparalleled legacy of monuments, traditions, and culture dating back more than 1600 years. From the fogs that haunt its streets to the sunlight that bathes its churches, the beautiful city of Venice exists in another time. Sumptuously illustrated with over 300 photographs, this is the Venice that guidebooks do not show—the Venice that the people who live there love best. Exploring the history, architecture, art, day-to-day life, and the hidden treasures of this beautiful city, the comprehensive scope of this attractive boxed set is what distinguishes it from others of its kind. The first volume explores the historical legends of Venice as well as the Venice of the Doges and of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The second volume covers the city's art and architecture in depth—from St. Mark's Square to the biennales of contemporary art. In the third volume, the reader is taken inside the city itself—from its festivals, artisanal glassware, and edible delicacies, to the mythic cafés, restaurants, and bars where locals while away the day. Enticing accounts of the most memorable sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of the city make this a unique insider's resource.

Das Tao des Reisens

Author: Paul Theroux

Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe

ISBN: 3455180094

Category: Travel

Page: 200

View: 6574

Mit Nabokov in der Eisenbahn, mit Graham Greene auf der Flucht vor giftigen Spinnen und mit Chatwin auf Wanderschaft - Das »Tao des Reisens« ist die Quintessenz aus den Erlebnissen und Einsichten reisender Schriftsteller. Theroux untersucht den Inhalt von Reisegepäck, durchleuchtet das Gefühl des Fremdseins und probiert unangenehm exotische Gerichte. Dabei kommen in diesem philosophischen Handbuch auch imaginäre Reisen nicht zu kurz - denn letztlich lässt sich lesend genauso gut die Welt erkunden. Paul Therouxs Grundsätze des Reisens: 1. Verlass dein Zuhause 2. Reise alleine 3. Reise mit leichtem Gepäck 4. Nimm eine Landkarte mit 5. Reise auf dem Landweg 6. Geh zu Fuß über eine Grenze 7. Führe ein Reisetagebuch 8. Lies einen Roman, der nichts mit dem Ort zu tun hat, an dem du dich befindest 9. Wenn du schon ein Handy dabei hast, vermeide wenigstens, es zu benutzen 10. Finde einen Freund


Kunstwerk des Lebens : Biographie

Author: Rüdiger Safranski

Publisher: Carl) Verla Hanser

ISBN: 9783446235816

Category: Authors, German

Page: 748

View: 1813

Das Goethe-Buch für unsere Zeit: Rüdiger Safranski nähert sich dem letzten Universalgenie aus den primären Quellen - Werke, Briefe, Tagebücher, Gespräche, Aufzeichnungen von Zeitgenossen. So wird Goethe ungewohnt lebendig: Ein junger Mann aus gutem Hause, dem Studentenleben zugetan und dauerverliebt, wird Bestsellerautor, bekommt eine gutdotierte Stellung, dilettiert in Naturforschungen, flüchtet nach Italien, lebt in wilder Ehe - und bei alledem schreibt er seine unvergesslichen Werke. Doch er wollte noch mehr: Das Leben selbst sollte zum Kunstwerk werden. Safranskis souverän geschriebenes Buch macht uns zu Zeitgenossen dieses Menschen und schildert eindringlich, wie Goethe sich zu Goethe gemacht hat.

Sketchy, Doubtful, Incomplete Jottings

Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141397144

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 64

View: 8739

'I can promise to be candid, not, however, to be impartial.' A selection of the most insightful maxims and reflections from one of Germany's greatest ever thinkers. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832). Goethe's works available in Penguin Classics are Faust, Part I, Faust, Part II, Maxims and Reflections, Elective Affinities, The Sorrows of Young Werther, Selected Poetry amd Italian Journey 1786-1788.

Friedenstag and Daphne

an interpretive study of the literary and dramatic sources of two operas by Richard Strauss

Author: Kenneth Birkin

Publisher: Music-Garland


Category: Music

Page: 321

View: 4225


Aus Rumis Diwan

Author: Dschalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi

Publisher: Tredition Classics

ISBN: 9783849531843


Page: 56

View: 5893

Dieses Werk ist Teil der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS. Der Verlag tredition aus Hamburg veroffentlicht in der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS Werke aus mehr als zwei Jahrtausenden. Diese waren zu einem Grossteil vergriffen oder nur noch antiquarisch erhaltlich. Mit der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS verfolgt tredition das Ziel, tausende Klassiker der Weltliteratur verschiedener Sprachen wieder als gedruckte Bucher zu verlegen - und das weltweit! Die Buchreihe dient zur Bewahrung der Literatur und Forderung der Kultur. Sie tragt so dazu bei, dass viele tausend Werke nicht in Vergessenheit geraten

Letters from Italy

Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,W. H. Auden

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 9780146001987

Category: Travel

Page: 96

View: 3721


Penguin Classics

A Complete Annotated Listing of Penguin Classics, Twentieth-century Classics, Nature Classics, and the Pelican Shakespeare Series

Author: Penguin (Firm)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780147715975

Category: Literature

Page: 285

View: 4119


Meine griechische Taverne

ein Sommer auf Patmos

Author: Tom Stone

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442455898


Page: 287

View: 9716



Author: Lisa Gerard-Sharp

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)

ISBN: 9780395657782

Category: Sicily (Italy)

Page: 415

View: 1110

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