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 wwieland his actions […] Further Reading Claire Baldwin, The Emergence of the Modern German Agatohn Wieland’s conversion was completed at Biberach, having returned in as director of the chancery. Laetitia rated it really liked it Aug 05, Nov 23, Manybooks rated it it was ok Shelves: In his Verklagter Amor “Cupid Accused” he defended amatory poetry; and in the Dialogen des Diogenes von Sinope he gave a general vindication of his philosophical views.

Geschichte des Agathon by Christoph Martin Wieland

Wolff,pp. From the town school of Biberach he passed on at the age of twelve to the Kloster Berge gymnasiumnear Magdeburg. July Learn how and when to remove this template message. Christoph Martin Wieland T.

Christoph Martin Wieland

Be the first to ask a question about Geschichte des Agathon. Agathon arrives at Smyrna. Published January 1st by Reclam first published Peter Lang, Martin Swales. Christoph Martin Wieland German: Translated from the German Original, with a Preface by the Translator.


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Goethe and Johann Gottfried Herder agathkn soon drawn to Weimar, where the Duchess Anna Amalia formed a circle of talent and genius, later also joined by Friedrich Schiller. In a letter of March Wieland wrote to his Swiss friend Zimmermann setting out his philosophy of life:.

Inhe founded Der teutsche Merkurwhich under his editorship — became the most influential literary review in Germany. This page was last wielahd on 15 Novemberat This Wieland answered with great good nature, recommending it to all who were fond of wit and sarcasm.

His early work was Pietistic in character but in the s he developed a lighter, erotic style under the influence of French literature. According to the novelist Arno Schmidt: La Sa Ra marked it as to-read Nov 29, agatgon Albert rated it liked it Oct 10, Sunny-san marked it as to-read Sep 14, The monotony of his life here was relieved by the friendship of a Count Stadionwhose library in the castle of Warthausen, not far from Biberach, was well stocked with Agzthon and English literature.

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The Designs of Hipplas. Maggy Brown added it Sep 18, wielanc He became a professor at Erfurt University in Ghada rated it really liked it Jan 25, Michael Minden, The German Bildungsroman: About Christoph Martin Wieland.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. He is best-remembered for having written the first Bildungsroman Geschichte des Agathon[1] as well as the epic Oberonwhich formed the basis for Carl Maria von Weber ‘s opera of the same name.


Jostein Saxegaard rated it liked it Aug 07, In a letter of March Wieland wrote to his Swiss friend Agahton setting out his philosophy of life: This article includes a list of referencesbut its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations. 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 […].

For these people we have undertaken to depict Agathon, considered as a moral person. In which Hippias draws better. But I myself have learned from a long experience of privations, pain, worries and woes what pleasure is worth […] I am convinced that joy is worth more than sorrow. Anniek marked it as to-read May 25, During the weiland ofhe fell in love with a cousin, Sophie Gutermannand this love affair inspired him to plan his first ambitious work, Die Natur der Dinge Wielan Nature of Things,a didactic poem in six books.

Selected pages Title Page. Views Read Edit View history. And of course, when disappointment and discouragement inevitably do finally occur, Agathon’s high and unpragmatic ideals cause him to fall in a sadly spectacular manner making him agathno with much more exaggeration and over- emphasis than a more well balanced and moderate individual generally would. Willem added it Apr 07, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.