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by Eric A. Blackall,Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • Author: Eric A. Blackall,Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • ISBN: 3518029630
  • ISBN13: 978-3518029633
  • ePub: 1838 kb | FB2: 1602 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: History & Criticism
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press (February 13, 1994)
  • Pages: 396
  • Rating: 4.9/5
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Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship (Goethe: The Collected Works, Vol. 9) ePub download

Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship, a novel of self-realization greatly admired by the .

Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship, a novel of self-realization greatly admired by the Romantics, has been called the first Bildungsroman and has had a tremendous influence on the history of the German novel. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Princeton University Press, 1995 M04 23 - 396 pages.

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832), a towering figure in German literature, was the author of "The . Num Pages: 396 pages, black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: DNF; FC.

The German poet, novelist, playwright, courtier, scientist, and philosopher Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) ranks among the greatest authors of Western literature.

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Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship (German: Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre) is the second novel by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, published in 1795–96. The eponymous hero undergoes a journey of self-realization. The story centers upon Wilhelm's attempt to escape what he views as the empty life of a bourgeois businessman. After a failed romance with the theater, Wilhelm commits himself to the mysterious Tower Society.

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Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship, a novel of self-realization greatly . Goethe practiced law in Frankfurt for two years and in Wetzlar for a year

Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship, a novel of self-realization greatly admired by the Romantics, has been called the first Bildungsroman and has had a tremendous influence on the history of the German novel. The story centers on Wilhelm, a young man living in the mid-1700s who strives to break free from the restrictive world of economics and seeks fulfillment as an actor and playwright. Goethe practiced law in Frankfurt for two years and in Wetzlar for a year. In the 1790s Goethe contributed to Friedrich von Schiller ́s journal Die Horen, published Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship, and continued his writings on the ideals of arts and literature in his own journal, Propyläen.

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Only 4 left in stock (more on the way). One chapter can be only . pages. This book was made to sit in a library next to other Goethe books so people can say 'look at the complete collection of Goethe we have. The Essential Goethe contains the complete Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship (translated by Blackall), and is a much better looking book, both for reading and display on your bookshelf. 6 people found this helpful.

Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship, a novel of self-realization greatly admired by the Romantics, has been called the first Bildungsroman and has had a tremendous influence on the history of the German novel. The story centers on Wilhelm, a young man living in the mid-1700s who strives to break free from the restrictive world of economics and seeks fulfillment as an actor and playwright. Along with Eric Blackall's fresh translation of the work, this edition contains notes and an afterword by the translator that aims to put this novel into historical and artistic perspective for twentieth-century readers while showing how it defies categorization.

RUsich155
If you're looking to read Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship in English, this is it. It's the most recent English version I could find and decent. Having said that the typography and design of this book are atrocious. It has small cramped black text against large odd sized pages. One chapter can be only 1.5 pages. This book was made to sit in a library next to other Goethe books so people can say 'look at the complete collection of Goethe we have.' The fact that Goethe's writing can get out of this typographic straight jacket is a testament to his prose. The translation is a little stilted too. Sometimes I had to reread things to see which 'he' was which. Also there's a weird thing of translating 'ways' as 'wise' throughout the book. The story is great though, and if your into German Romanticism this book is for you! We need to get John E. Woods and Penguins Classics together so they can make a new version of this book! Also if you just looking for a bildungsroman to read (and not THE bildungsroman) check out Magic Mountain (translated of course by John E. Woods). It's great. (This review is for the Eric A. Blackall translation.)
Stylish Monkey
No, this isn't the latest da Vinci code. But it isn't half as bad as some of the reviews make it out to be. Yes, this is a very philosophical novel. It was written a couple of centuries ago and thus reflects the conditions of the time. Yet it capture in universal terms the uncertainties faced by an adolescent as he takes his place in society. This is the reason it was taken as a template for such novels over a period of a hundred years in Germany. For contemporary literature treating the same topic there are obviously better alternative, but for an understanding of how individuality shaped the modern world, this is an excellent place to being your investigations.
Jwalextell
Whenever I read Goethe's poems, plays or prose, I'm reminded of his genius. But I have a particularly warm spot in my heart for Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship, Goethe's philosophical novel. The story is gripping, the characters majestic and the ideas compelling.

The novel's cornerstone is its chapter entitled "Confessions of a Beautiful Soul." That chapter provides the thread that ties together the book's plot and characters to its philosophy. In that chapter and what follows -- no less than in his Faust -- Goethe provides a glimpse of lives that he views to be truly worth living.

My advice is to read the Sorrows of Young Werther, in which Goethe shows what it means to be an immature, impetuous post-adolescent, and then read Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship, and learn what it means to evolve into a wise, contended adult. On the surface, Werther was Goethe's great tragedy, but if you ask me, the real tragedy is that Meister is rarely read in modern America. Hopefully, the book will soon have a renaissance. Lord knows it deserves one.
Zadora
Thanks for the help with my thesis ;)
hulk
At last I've got round to reading it - in Carlyle's translation. I've had little to do with German literature, and felt myself quite adrift, not knowing whether it was because of Goethe or because of an alien culture. I persevered because I knew there was something to persevere for. A remarkable book with a sense of utter authority in its apparent digressive, accumulative style. A book of affinities. I'm very pleased I read it.
Drelalak
I've never seen a book printed like this before. It's not good! Spacing often random, words misspelled (or with random symbols instead of letters), punctuation strange. Looks like a job done by a flawed computer program and never reviewed by a human being.

The translation is also strange. Done by Thomas Carlye, apparently in the 1820's, so one might expect the English to be a little old-fashioned, but this is extreme to the point of absurdity. Translation is a challenge, it's not surprising that translators such as Constance Garnett are criticized. But she at least produced English that didn't jar with every sentence. Was Goethe's German so stilted, formal, archaic? I can't say, but this book is impossible to read.

This book is reputed to be the original bildungsroman. I was looking forward to meeting Goethe in prose. Perhaps there's another option.
Rasmus
Got a little lost because of how the book was put together from the original book.Not what I expected but was pleased when I finally got to the end. It was a learning experience.
This is one of the greatest novels I've ever read. Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship is in the league of novels such as War and Peace and Ulysses. This novel is full of great characters, old world adventures, strange charms, and some of the most beautiful moments in literature. Somehow this novel manages to be rather contrived and yet so natural. While Faust is generally considered Goethe's magnum opus, I found Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship an overall more powerful and memorable work.

When it comes to translations, this translation by Eric A. Blackall is the best. Whatever you do, do not get Thomas Carlyle's translation, which is more of a rewrite than a translation. Waidson's translation (published by Alma Classics) is probably second best, but when comparing the translations I noticed that in Book Eight, Chapter Two the Waidson's translation is missing a line of dialogue. So I recommend using Princeton's publication of Blackall's translation.

Unfortunately, this text font in the edition is rather ugly, which is a shame since it should have been easy to pick a more appealing font. For this reason, I actually recommend buying The Essential Goethe, which a condensation of Princeton's twelve volume complete Goethe into a one volume selected works. The Essential Goethe contains the complete Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship (translated by Blackall), and is a much better looking book, both for reading and display on your bookshelf.
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