An old book which even Napoleon loved

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PostWed Jun 08, 2011 2:16 pm » by Tertiusgaudens


1774 Goethe, the famous German poet, published a deep and impressive book in form of letters: The sorrows of young Werther.

In 1808 Goethe met Napoleon in Erfurt - and look, even the cesar had this very book in his pocket and loved it very much.

The magick of this book has not disappeared over all those long years. Goethe is telling from finding and losing, from sense and love and suicide. But look for yourself - you need strong nerves following the lines. I stuck often in the book in dark hours...

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http://www.authorama.com/the-sorrows-of ... her-1.html
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PostWed Jun 08, 2011 4:03 pm » by Edgarrothstein


knowyourmeme.com wrote:The Werther Effect is a term coined by American sociologist Dave Phillips in 1974 to describe the phenomenon that behaviors, whether self-preservative or destructive, are copied between humans by ideas manifested in language (ex: literature, music), in addition to genetics. Named after the protagonist in The Sorrows of Young Werther, this observation is closely associated with “contagious human behaviors”, including multiple personality disorder, pathological homesickness and suicide.


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PostWed Jun 08, 2011 4:35 pm » by Tertiusgaudens


I know, Edgar... nevertheless a fantastic book.
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PostWed Jun 08, 2011 4:53 pm » by Sentientseed


I have a collections of books of Goethe's from late 1700s to early 1900s....will have to check and see if this is in it.
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PostWed Jun 08, 2011 4:55 pm » by Edgarrothstein


tertiusgaudens wrote:I know, Edgar... nevertheless a fantastic book.


Indeed. :flop:
But it always reminds me of the things i don't want to be reminded of...
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PostWed Jun 08, 2011 5:03 pm » by Tertiusgaudens


You are to much a sly fox than missing that what you said....

I recommended our friend Oto in his Selena complex reading the book.
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PostWed Jun 08, 2011 5:11 pm » by Edgarrothstein


tertiusgaudens wrote:You are to much a sly fox than missing that what you said....

I recommended our friend Oto in his Selena complex reading the book.


Heh...

But read this one :

http://mazzini.classicauthors.net/ByronAndGoethe/ByronAndGoethe1.html

You'll see what i mean...
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PostWed Jun 08, 2011 6:04 pm » by Tertiusgaudens


Thank you, Ed, thank you very much!
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PostWed Jun 08, 2011 6:59 pm » by Zer0


tertiusgaudens wrote:You are to much a sly fox than missing that what you said....

I recommended our friend Oto in his Selena complex reading the book.


Im on it!

btw Selena complex? WTF, I like the phrase "Platonic Love" better thankyouverymuch....
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PostWed Jun 08, 2011 10:54 pm » by Edgarrothstein


otoel wrote:
tertiusgaudens wrote:You are to much a sly fox than missing that what you said....

I recommended our friend Oto in his Selena complex reading the book.


Im on it!

btw Selena complex? WTF, I like the phrase "Platonic Love" better thankyouverymuch....


You won't like that phrase after this : :nope:

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Plutonic Love : :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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