Author: Johann Wolfgang von GoethePublish On: 1970
Containing the letters and diaries that Goethe wrote during his journey to Italy at age thirty-seven, Italian Journey reveals his tremendous range of interests.
Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Containing the letters and diaries that Goethe wrote during his journey to Italy at age thirty-seven, Italian Journey reveals his tremendous range of interests. His writings cover literature, art history and his own struggle to be a painter, various sciences and political events, personal encounters, and the Italian landscape. "In Rome," Goethe wrote, "I first found myself, for the first time I achieved inner harmony...." For Goethe the writer, this temporal and spiritual journey was at the root of his development from Sturm und Drang to classicism, a decisive point in his life and the history of German literature.
Author: Johann Wolfgang von GoethePublish On: 2008-11-01
An elegant box set of travel classics about Italy, with an introduction from the celebrated author of "Out of Egypt" and "Call Me by Your Name," In this second volume of the Atlas Pocket Classics series, Andre Aciman introduces three ...
Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Publisher: Atlas Books
An elegant box set of travel classics about Italy, with an introduction from the celebrated author of "Out of Egypt" and "Call Me by Your Name," In this second volume of the Atlas Pocket Classics series, Andre Aciman introduces three masterpieces of travel writing about Italy. W. H. Auden and Elizabeth Mayer's definitive translation of Goethe's "Italian Journey" (1786-88) is based on letters written during his travels. Goethe revels in descriptions of the people, landscape, and art of Italy, chronicling his enthusiasms and disappointments with an unrivalled romantic sensibility. For Stendhal, it is conversations and encounters that make Italy "his" in "Rome, Naples, and Florence" (1817)--living characters demand his attention more than relics, ruins, museums, and galleries. And Henry James's "Italian Hours" (1909) is a critical yet enthusiastic portrait of the country; he rhapsodizes about its history and culture while regretfully marking the disappearance of the past as Europe enters the twentieth century.
In An Italian Journey, Jean Giono describes his journey to the land of his father's people.
Author: Jean Giono
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
In An Italian Journey, Jean Giono describes his journey to the land of his father's people. A reluctant traveler (he rarely left Provence), Giono discovers a strange beauty not only in the palazzi and canals of Venice but also in wistful waiters, suspicious hairdressers, pugnacious men of God, recalcitrant coffeemakers, umbrellas, and field machinery. In Giono's world a stamp collectors' market can appear to verge on revolution and inept municipal musicians suddenly offer Mozartian joys.
This is the complete edition of the Italian Journey with some illustrations.The Italian Journey (in the German original: Italienische is Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's report on his travels to Italy from 1786-88, published in 1816-17.
Author: Johann Goethe
This is the complete edition of the Italian Journey with some illustrations.The Italian Journey (in the German original: Italienische is Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's report on his travels to Italy from 1786-88, published in 1816-17. The book is based on Goethe's diaries. It is smoothed in style, lacking the spontaneity of his diary report, and augmented with the addition of afterthoughts and reminiscences.At the beginning of September 1786, when Goethe had just turned thirty-seven, he "slipped away", in his words, from his duties as Privy Councillor in the Duchy of Weimar, from a long platonic affair with a court lady, and from his immense fame as the author of the novel Werther and the stormy play Götz von Berlichingen, and took what became a licensed leave of absence. By May 1788 he had travelled to Italy via Innsbruck and the Brenner Passand visited Lake Garda, Verona, Vicenza, Venice, Bologna, Rome and Alban Hills, Naples and Sicily. He wrote many letters to a number of friends in Germany, which he later used as the basis for Italian Journey.
This is a unique opportunity to explore Italy, from the Apennines to the Veneto, through the eyes of a meticulous and precise artist. AUTHOR: Anne Desmet RA specialises in wood engravings, linocuts and mixed-media collages.
Author: Anne Desmet
Publisher: Royal Academy Editions
Category: City and town life in art
This delightful jewel-like book evokes unmistakably Italian landscapes and cityscapes. Anne Desmet's pen commits every detail to paper, and the small-scale format emphasises her distinctive flair for capturing the relationship between extreme foreground and distance. This is a unique opportunity to explore Italy, from the Apennines to the Veneto, through the eyes of a meticulous and precise artist. AUTHOR: Anne Desmet RA specialises in wood engravings, linocuts and mixed-media collages. She has received over thirty international awards, and her work is included in museum collections and publications worldwide. She was elected a member of the Royal Academy of Arts in May 2011. For fifteen years she was editor of Printmaking Today magazine, and has published three printmaking books. She lives and works in London. SELLING POINTS: * Desmet's beautifully packaged book is packed, cover to cover, with a seductive grand tour of Italian cityscapes and landscapes * Colourful and atmospheric sketches in pen, wash and watercolour grant a unique insight into the perspectives and preoccupations of the artist roaming abroad * Transports the viewer from Rome and Venice to the landscapes of Sicily and Umbria 60 colour
Preferably with a nice Tuscan wine at your side." Dianne Hales, author of LA BELLA LINGUA "Many of us would love to live this book. James Shaw has done it for us and allowed us to come along.
Author: James Ernest Shaw
"If you're planning a trip to Italy, read this so you don't miss out on the Italy that tours never visit. If you're staying at home, just sit back and enjoy the ride. Preferably with a nice Tuscan wine at your side." Dianne Hales, author of LA BELLA LINGUA "Many of us would love to live this book. James Shaw has done it for us and allowed us to come along. I like it all, an adventurous journey with a compassionate author. Well Done, Well Done." Roscaloni An adventure of the heart in the mold of literature's classic spiritual journeys. It began with a girl. Then it was Italian food. After that it was books and discovering that even Mark Twain had fallen for Italy. E.M. Forster was smitten too: Love and understand the Italians, for the people are more marvelous than the land. What is it about Italy and Italians? Italian movies immortalize the mystique. Fellini called it La Dolce Vita. Tornatore's Cinema Paradiso took James Shaw back to the sweet memories of his childhood and the Italian family who operated the hometown theater. And just like in the movie, young James had an Alfredo who, by example, taught him about serving people. James learned that Italians don't feel they're special. Luigi Barzini, author of The Italians, repeatedly asked, Why are we the way we are? and found no conclusive answer. But James was convinced there was a reason why the Renaissance was born in Tuscany and Italy has given the world Saint Francis, Michelangelo, da Vinci, Galileo and now Benigni, whose film Life Is Beautiful, showed the world that the Italian zest for living can even make a heaven of a hell. And so, after a lifetime of thinking about Italy James became convinced that the way to find out why Italians are the way they are, would be to eat with them at their kitchen tables. Day after day he picked their olives and the Italians began treating him like family. And James began seeing their unique human quality that attracts people to Italy and keeps pulling them back again and again. But the story doesn't end in the olive groves of Tuscany. To discover the heart of Italian life, James had to travel back to World War II Italy. An Italian Journey will inspire you to follow your passions, your enthusiasms, to your own Beautiful Discoveries. Bella Scoperta!
Freud's Italian Journey takes the psychoanalytical texts of Freud on the visual arts and literature as its objects for analysis.
Author: Laurence Simmons
Freud's Italian Journey takes the psychoanalytical texts of Freud on the visual arts and literature as its objects for analysis. While the biographical figure of Freud appears throughout its pages, it is not simply a psychobiographical reading of Freud, his personal circumstances and their relationship to his texts. Rather the processes of interpretation begun by Freud are turned on Freud himself, thus eventually displacing and questioning his theoretical mastery. Freud's Italian Journey also argues that Freud's interest in, frequent journeys to, and obsession with Italy profoundly shaped and informed his elaboration of psychoanalysis. The volume organizes its material around the major Italian cities which were the destinations of Freud's travel, and the sites of the artworks he examined. Freud's many Italian holidays were crucial for his self-analysis and methodology, but it is also argued here that his papers on Italian subjects must be read as texts marked by fascination and allurement, crossed with anxiety and resistance, inscribed by memory and forgetting. Journeys to Italy heightened Freud's sense of the visual, and it is contended that the visual dimension of Freud's writing is crucial to an understanding of his elaboration of the theory of psychoanalysis. The relation between image and text is at the heart of Freud's analysis of works of art as he founds a critical methodology in which the two are interrelated, image illustrating idea and idea needing to express itself in image, but neither finally resolvable into the other. Thus the argument of Freud's Italian Journey follows as its model the famous elaboration of the fort: da game by Freud, moving back and forth between Freud's life and his texts, between psychoanalytical and philosophical systems, between the written and the visual. This leads to the broader conclusion that Freud might provide the key to a new practice of criticism, and a new way of 'seeing' and understanding visual images.
The Italian Journey may be over, but the Sorrento extension is about to begin. A
whole new adventure is just beginning, a new start, albeit with some of the other
people from The Italian Journey. Whatever happens, it won't be peaceful. We're ...
Author: David M. Addison
Publisher: Author House
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The formidable Iona, a.k.a. La Belle Dame Sans Merci, determined to instil some culture into her alcohol-appreciating and apparently sex-starved husband, accompanies him on a tour of the architectural and artistic highlights of Italy, like the Grand Tourists of yesteryear. Unlike those tourists though, who often spent as much as two years, if not longer, on the journey, La Belle Dame Sans Merci has only one week in which to transform her husband as they explore the delights of Naples, Pompeii, Assisi, Florence, Siena and Rome. And if that were not challenge enough, he displays an amazing propensity for opening his mouth and putting his foot in it, not to mention getting himself into a number of extremely embarrassing situations...
It may also be said that he invented the practice of collecting Italian drawings—or
was at least one of its first and most enthusiastic adherents—when he assembled
his Libro dei disegni, a volume comprising examples by many of the artists ...
Author: Linda Wolk-Simon
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Published in conjunction with an exhibition on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, May 12-Aug 15, 2010.
THE SISTERS ' ITALIAN JOURNEY . CHAPTER I . GOING ABROAD . Yes , it was
really true , and all settled at last , that Helen and Hattie were to accompany their
uncle Allan , and Will , their cousin , to Italy , for a year , at least . It had been ...
Author: Barbara H. Channing
Publisher: Boston : Crosby and Nicols ; New York : O.S. Felt