World of Stoical discourse in Goethe’s novel Die Wahlverwandtschaften

Author: Bishop, Paul
Year:1999
Pages:132
ISBN:0-7734-7992-9
978-0-7734-7992-0
Price:139.95
This study examines Goethe's interest in Stoical though and applies to his novel Die Wahlverwandtschaften. Using the concept of ‘Stoical discourse' which, it is argued is informed by Goethe's reception of Stoicism, a new and original view is offered of what is, by common consent, one of Goethe's most difficult works.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Editorial Preface; Preface; Editions and Translations

1.Introduction

2.Goethe and Stoicism

3.Aphoristic forma and Stoical Discourse

4.The Stoical World View

5. Stoical Virtues and Entsagung

6.Conclusion

Notes, Bibliography, Index