Sb, goethe, goethe.
This is me that absolutely must roned at any reference to
german culture. So let it be mentioned here!
It is true too, let’s face it: There’s nobody quite like
Goethe. The dramas, like ‘Dr. Faustus’ and ‘Gotz von Berlichingen’(The Knight
with the Iron Hand), of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) are still
performed in theaters today. His poems and novels like The Sorrows of Young
Werther are still printed and even read.
But it is not the works he produced as poet, writer,
theorist and natural scientist that make him such an absolute sine qua non.
With his universality and holistic view of nature, Goethe rose above the
Catholic-Protestant conflict in which Central Europe had been locked since the
16th century and above the debates between clerics and men of the Enlightenment
that were added to it in the 18th century, to become a towering figure who blazed
new paths in German culture. Naturally Goethe did not acco