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Man of Fifty ❴EPUB❵ ✸ Man of Fifty Author Johann Wolfgang von Goethe – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Arriving at the family manor, the Major scarcely recognizes his tall, elegant niece as she rushes out to greet him Surprise soon turns to satisfaction as he learns that she has confessed to being in l Arriving at the family manor, the Major scarcely recognizes his tall, elegant niece as she rushes out to greet him Surprise soon turns to satisfaction as he learns that she has confessed to being in Man of PDF or love with him and he ayear old man Instantly turning his attention to his appearance, he determines to transform himself into a suitable lover for a young girl But he must also make his confession to his son, for whom his niece was originally promised Rather conveniently, however, his son has also succumbed to love and with an older woman All would seem to be well until the new look Major meets his son s paramour Author of Faust and The Sorrows of Young Werther, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe is regarded as the founder of modern German literature.


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  1. Το Άθχημο γατί του θενιόρ Γκουαναμίρου Το Άθχημο γατί του θενιόρ Γκουαναμίρου says:

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  3. Gary Patella Gary Patella says:

    2 and a half stars For a writer that receives as much praise as Goethe, this book was pretty superficial The plot of an older man trying to woo younger women has been seen in numerous works over the years Balzac s Cousin Bette comes to mind But this story never goes anywhere It is not a torturous read, or a bad book I can t say many negative things about it But on the other hand, I can t say many positive things about it If you have nothing else to read, then this will be OK But I would 2 and a half stars For a writer that receives as much praise as Goethe, this book was pretty superficial The plot of an older man trying to woo younger women has been seen in numerous works over the years Balzac s Cousin Bette comes to mind But this story never goes anywhere It is not a torturous read, or a bad book I can t say many negative things about it But on the other hand, I can t say many positive things about it If you have nothing else to read, then this will be OK But I would steer clear and search for something with a bitsubstance


  4. Mary Meyer Mary Meyer says:

    I love old books and this one was delightful It is funny and characteristic of the times with politeness and verbage aka translation from German The Major a widower, is told by his sister that her daughter is infatuated with him That would be fine if the young lady were available but she is promised to the sister s son The major thinks he can out maneuver the son by assisting him with his infatuation another widow When the son s overtures meet with rebuke he returns home in a state of I love old books and this one was delightful It is funny and characteristic of the times with politeness and verbage aka translation from German The Major a widower, is told by his sister that her daughter is infatuated with him That would be fine if the young lady were available but she is promised to the sister s son The major thinks he can out maneuver the son by assisting him with his infatuation another widow When the son s overtures meet with rebuke he returns home in a state of despair big despair that required the efforts of a doctor to bleed him and take bed rest for an extended period of time In the meantime, the major is off on family business and isn t attentive to his niece so, she become enad with her cousin the one who is disparing Slowly they discover that they are in love whereupon the major comes home from his many travels and discovers his loss However, the widow who disparages the young man shows up at the major s house and yet another romance blooms It is like ring around the rosy Quite humorous very Tom Jones ee


  5. Züleyha Abdülbakioğlu Züleyha Abdülbakioğlu says:

    sel hakikatten d ger ekli e ge i , aradaki kar tl k y z nden daima ac l d r.


  6. S& S& says:

    This slim volume strikes meas a draft, possibly even for a screenplay, than as a novel in its own right Perhaps that hasto do with changing perceptions and uses for the novel over time However the one great tenet so many writing teachers espouse is show don t tell and this is little adhered to here.As part of Goethe s other works and developments of them in relation to each other, the continual working on pieces such as this one over many years, shows how Goethe was working throu This slim volume strikes meas a draft, possibly even for a screenplay, than as a novel in its own right Perhaps that hasto do with changing perceptions and uses for the novel over time However the one great tenet so many writing teachers espouse is show don t tell and this is little adhered to here.As part of Goethe s other works and developments of them in relation to each other, the continual working on pieces such as this one over many years, shows how Goethe was working through his own relationships and perspectives of life as he developed the mirror of it through the work as well In this way they arelike a living journal than either a diary or an artwork in themselves.This conception of Goethe s writing fits with his studies of the metamorphosis of plants The tendency to develop a particular element within a story, or pull back on it, whether to highlight the inner workings of one character or another, and how to consider the various forces working upon them, all come into play in the multiple streams which coexist even in such a slim volume.Perhaps I would bequalified to comment further if I knewof German literature in the original However, my feeling is that the tendency of Germans for precision that is so recognised in their technological developments, is also what is most visible in the writing of this particular piece It aligns with the style of Sigmund Freud who espoused quite complete and detailed concepts in a similar sparse or concise way Through this approach it becomes necessary to consider the stream of works within which it sits rather than totally relying upon the work in itself Yet it does also stand as a story in its own right What I find most puzzling though is the title focussing on the elder male character, while the summing up of the operating movement of the story is through the elder female character The brief encapsulation of all her vision and conversations in various forms throughout the whole story seem to make her aimportant player in the outcomes at the end It is almost as if Goethe pulled himself up from writing when he realised this Perhaps it is also why he married his long time companion after so many years, rather than the younger distractions he had around him as he grew older It is a kind of recognition of what he does not have within himself, reflected back to him from others admiringly, that gives him the final choice to beby being with someone other than himself.I may haveto add when I read the related titles


  7. Erma Erma says:

    This is an unusual book, coming to us in translation and from a place and time separated from ours by 200 years of unimaginable history And yet, the word pictures that Goethe draws, whether of the 50 year old major consulting an actor friend about use of cosmetic treatments to maintain his youth, or of the moon rising over the wide expanse of frozen flooded fields upon which a young couple ice skate with arms entwined, still have power The foreword by A S Byatt, with the introduction by Andr This is an unusual book, coming to us in translation and from a place and time separated from ours by 200 years of unimaginable history And yet, the word pictures that Goethe draws, whether of the 50 year old major consulting an actor friend about use of cosmetic treatments to maintain his youth, or of the moon rising over the wide expanse of frozen flooded fields upon which a young couple ice skate with arms entwined, still have power The foreword by A S Byatt, with the introduction by Andrew Piper, the translator, added much to my being able to appreciate this novella As he notes, Instead of the titanic Goethe, then, here we have one interested in pieces and how they may, or may not, fit together We have one interested in the lost and found, the incompletion and itineraries, at the heart of translation We have one, in short, who can nourish our emerging dreams of a world literatureWriting, Goethe wants us to understand, is just such a chance constellation, not a pantheon of timeless and immobile monuments, but a fortunate reply to a conversation that we will only ever hear in parts I look forward to discoveringof Goethe s writings in the future


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  9. H.S. H.S. says:

    Rather quick read very reminiscent of some movies I ve seen on TCM


  10. John Pistelli John Pistelli says:

    Read fall 2005.


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