Thursday, May 10, 2012

The Sorrows of Young Goethe: New Bio & Poems

Referred to by Ralph Waldo Emerson as "the surpassing intellect of modern times," Johann Wolfgang von Goethe indelibly altered the European cultural landscape. As well as being the author of The Sorrow of Young Werner, an intricate Theory of Colors, and the canonical epic poem-play Faust, Goethe also brought Shakespeare into the German language. Browse his poems and find out more about this iconic German poet.