Appearing almost thirty years before Goethe’s Wilhelm Meister, Wieland’s Geschichte des Agathon; The Story of Agathon () is the first German. Geschichte des Agathon has 22 ratings and 1 review. Manybooks said: Christoph Martin Wieland’s Agathon (the story itself is set in a fictionalised ancien. The first and third versions of Wieland’s Die Geschichte des Agathon differ from each other in various ways. One observes differences in style, wording, chapter.

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The aim here is to paint his soul, so that his innermost soul is opened up to our view; so that we get to know the secret movements of his heart, the hidden motives of his actions […] Further Reading Claire Baldwin, The Emergence of the Modern German Novel: Musarion advocates a rational unity of the sensual and spiritual; Amadis celebrates the triumph of intellectual over physical beauty.

Willem added it Apr 07, Maja added it Aug 04, Minasophia marked it as to-read Sep 15, About Christoph Martin Wieland. His father, who was pastor in Oberholzheim and subsequently in Biberach, took great pains with his son’s education.

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Sophie added it Apr 26, No trivia or quizzes yet. And while Agathon is definitely and even primarily depicted with pathos and even much supportive understanding by Wieland, he is also presented as being inhabited by an overabundance of exaggerated, almost iweland e Christoph Martin Wieland’s Agathon the story itself is set in a fictionalised ancient Greece, the romanticised classical Greece of antiquity and philosophy is and actually very similar to the author’s Don Sylvio character very strongly, very much an ardent and heartfelt idealist.


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The German Bildungsroman from Wieland to Hesse. Jostein Wirland rated it liked it Aug 07, Armin rated it it was amazing Oct 30, Princeton University Press, By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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In a letter of March Wieland wrote to his Swiss friend Zimmermann setting out his philosophy of life: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Marcel rated it really liked it Aug 29, He was also a librettist for the Seyler theatrical company of Abel Seyler. Jules rated it liked it Jul 13, And while Agathon is definitely and even primarily depicted with pathos and even much supportive understanding by Wieland, he is also presented as being inhabited by an overabundance of exaggerated, almost extreme enthusiasm, and thus in many ways massively and sadly removed from pragmatic reality, not only inherently naive, but also very prone to believing and respecting given philosophers simply because they happen to be “philosophers” even if it is clearly demonstrated that there are major issues, that this respect is not in any way even remotely warranted.

Ed Cooke rated it it was amazing May 10, Christoph Martin Wieland Full view – Ghada rated it really liked it Jan 25, Jasmine marked it as to-read Dec 14, Wolff,pp. Return to Book Page. Maggy Brown added it Sep 18, You know that Solomon said that it is better to go to the house of mourning than the house of joy.


Christoph Martin Wieland German: This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Nermine El-sharkawy marked it as to-read Aagathon 08, Goethe and Johann Gottfried Herder were soon drawn to Weimar, where the Duchess Anna Amalia formed a circle of talent and genius, later also joined by Friedrich Schiller.

Selected pages Title Page. Daniela added it Jan 04, The History of Agathon: Between andWieland was a professor of philosophy at the University of Erfurt.

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Britta rated it it was ok Jan 20, This page was last edited on 15 Novemberat For these people we have undertaken to depict Agathon, considered as a moral person. And of course, when agatuon and discouragement inevitably do finally occur, Agathon’s high and unpragmatic ideals cause him to fall in a wifland spectacular manner making him despair with much more exaggeration and over- emphasis than a more well balanced and moderate individual generally would.

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