Conversations of German Refugees ; Wilhelm Meister's Journeyman Years, Or, The Renunciants

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Princeton University Press, Nov 5, 1995 - Literary Criticism - 440 pages

Goethe was a master of the short prose form. His two narrative cycles, Conversations of German Refugees and Wilhelm Meister's Journeyman Years, both written during a high point of his career, address various social issues and reveal his experimentation with narrative and perspective. A traditional cycle of novellas, Conversations of German Refugees deals with the impact and significance of the French Revolution and suggests Goethe's ideas on the social function of his art. Goethe's last novel, Wilhelm Meister's Journeyman Years, is a sequel to Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship and to Conversations of German Refugees and is considered to be his most remarkable novel in form.

 

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Contents

Conversations of German Refugees
13
The Fairy Tale
70
Wilhelm Meisters Journeyman Years or The Renunciants
93
BOOK ONE
97
Chapter Two
101
The Visitation
106
The Lily Stalk
109
Chapter Three
112
Chapter Ten
281
Chapter Eleven
284
ART ETHICS NATURE
294
BOOK THREE
313
Chapter Two
319
Chapter Three
321
Chapter Four
330
Chapter Five
332

Chapter Four
116
Chapter Five
126
The Deranged Pilgrim
128
Chapter Six
138
Chapter Seven
148
Chapter Eight
153
Chapter Nine
164
Chapter Ten
174
Chapter Eleven
184
Chapter Twelve
195
BOOK TWO
199
Chapter Two
206
Chapter Three
212
Chapter Four
227
Chapter Five
237
Chapter Six
253
Chapter Seven
254
Chapter Eight
267
Chapter Nine
277
Chapter Six
342
The New Melusine
343
Chapter Seven
358
Chapter Eight
359
The Perilous Wager
360
Chapter Nine
363
Chapter Ten
369
Not Too Far
370
Chapter Eleven
378
Chapter Twelve
381
Chapter Thirteen
385
Chapter Fourteen
400
Chapter Fifteen
409
Chapter Sixteen
412
Chapter Seventeen
414
Chapter Eighteen
416
FROM MAKARIES ARCHIVES
417
Notes
437
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