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 novel is set in ancient Greece but it has autobiographical elements.
The History of Agathon – Christoph Martin Wieland – Google Books
Agathon is the story of the sexual and moral education of a young man with Pietistic inclinations. The novel describes its own intentions in the following way:. For these people we have undertaken to depict Agathon, considered as a moral person.
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 […]. Wieland was a poet and novelist.
Geschichte des Agathon by Christoph Martin Wieland
His works have an urbane, agahhon character. His early work was Pietistic in character but in the s he developed a lighter, erotic style under the influence of French literature.
He became a professor at Erfurt University in According to the novelist Arno Schmidt: Dalkey Archive Press,p. In a wielane of March Wieland wrote to his Swiss friend Zimmermann setting out his philosophy of life:.
You know that Solomon said that it is better wieeland go to the house of mourning than the house of joy. On this point, if it may please his Majesty, I do not agree with him at all. He could well afford to have such an opinion, he who during the course of a long enough life had gorged himself and sated himself with all the goods and pleasures of this world.
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.
Catalog Record: The history of Agathon | Hathi Trust Digital Library
Cambridge University Press,Chapter Michael Minden, The German Bildungsroman: Incest and Inheritance Cambridge: Cambridge University Press,Chapter on Agathon. Stanford University Press,pp. Peter Lang, Martin Swales.
Wolff,pp. In a letter of March Wieland wrote to his Swiss friend Zimmermann setting out his philosophy of life: The novel describes its own intentions in the following way: The aim here is to paint his soul, so that his innermost soul is opened up to our view; so that we get wielqnd know the secret movements of his heart, the hidden motives wielans his actions […] Further Reading Claire Baldwin, The Emergence of the Modern German Novel: