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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This page was last edited on 15 Novemberat The History of Agathon: And while Agathon is definitely and even primarily depicted with pathos and even much supportive understanding by Wieland, he is also presented as being inhabited by an agathkn of exaggerated, almost extreme enthusiasm, and thus in many ways massively and gaathon removed from pragmatic reality, not only inherently naive, but also very prone to believing and respecting given philosophers simply because they happen to be dieland even if it is clearly demonstrated that there are major issues, that this respect is not in any way even remotely warranted.

The novel is set in ancient Greece but it has autobiographical elements. Published January 1st by Reclam first published Theory of agreeable Sensations.

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. Retrieved 18 June Be the first to ask a question about Geschichte des Agathoj.

His early work was Pietistic in character but in the s he developed agathoj lighter, erotic style under the influence of French literature. On this point, if it may please his Majesty, I do not agree with him at all. Araspes und Panthea is based on an episode from the Cyropaedia of Xenophon. Dnns rated it it was ok Oct 11, Michael Minden, The German Bildungsroman: Cambridge University Press,Chapter on Agathon.


Austrian writers German writers Wgathon writers Swiss writers in German. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Translated from the German Original, with a Preface by the Translator.

The History of Agathon – Christoph Martin Wieland – Google Books

Lists with This Book. This work, which Lessing recommended as “a novel of classic taste,” marks an epoch in the development of the modern psychological novel. Maggy Brown added it Sep 18, Machteld Claes marked it as to-read Agahton 17, Arisu rated it liked it May 15, Christoph Martin Wieland T. Wolff,pp.

Swingfloret marked it as to-read Oct agatuon, Wieland had a strong influence on the German literature of his time.

Musarion advocates a rational unity of the sensual and spiritual; Amadis celebrates the triumph of intellectual over physical beauty. From the town school of Biberach he passed on at the age of twelve to the Kloster Berge gymnasiumnear Magdeburg.

They attracted the attention of the Swiss literary reformer, J.

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L marked it as to-read Jun 24, Turning his attention to dramatic poetry, he wrote opera librettos such as Wahl des Hercules “Choice of Hercules” and Alceste by Anton Schweitzer.

Dante rated it liked it Jun 13, Cambridge University Press,Chapter 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 agsthon secret movements of his heart, the hidden motives of his actions […]. Kristin rated it liked it Feb 10, Christoph Martin Wieland’s Agathon the story itself is set in a fictionalised ancient Greece, the romanticised classical Greece of antiquity and philosophy is and actually very similar to the author’s Don Sylvio character very strongly, very much an ardent and heartfelt idealist.


In which Hippias draws better.

In Wieland’s later novels, such as the Geheime Geschichte des Philosophen Peregrinus Proteus and Aristipp und einige seiner Zeitgenossen —a didactic and philosophic tendency obscures the small literary interest they possess.

Britta rated it it was ok Jan 20, To ask other readers questions about Geschichte des Agathonplease sign up. Wieland’s conversion was completed at Biberach, having returned in as director of the chancery.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote Wikisource. He became a professor at Erfurt University in 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.

Geschichte des Agathon

Simplicius marked it as to-read Nov 26, Retrieved 20 July 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 aagthon of his heart, the hidden motives of his actions […] Further Reading Claire Baldwin, The Emergence of the Modern German Novel: Inhe founded Der teutsche Merkurwhich under his editorship — became the most influential literary review in Germany.

How Psyche and Agathon were. July Learn how and when to remove this template message. Skadiosa rated it liked it Mar 18, Marcel rated it really liked it Aug 29, This Wieland answered with great good nature, recommending it to all who were fond of wit and sarcasm.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want aggathon read. Sabrina rated it did not like it Apr 18,