Thoughts and ideas from the versatile and brilliant German writer and statesman.
The German author of Faust takes a detour from his usual literary endeavors and offers snippets of his musings on life, literature, science, nature, politics, and the human condition. Essential for fans of Goethe’s works, it provides a unique insight into the mind of the last true Renaissance man.
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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749–1832) was a German statesman and writer. He first received acclaim at the age of twenty-five with the success of his first novel, The Sorrows of Young Werther. His works spearheaded Germany’s Sturm und Drang literary movement. The Sorrows of Young Werther had a profound cultural influence, inspiring young men to dress in the style of Werther.