Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsJohann Wolfgang Von Goethe
IN THE NEWS

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

FEATURED ARTICLES
OPINION
December 31, 2005
Re "Rebirth rising from a rain of fire," Opinion, Dec. 25 Gregory Rodriguez's column was the perfect Christmas gift. In June 2004, my British partner and I scrapped our planned tourist activities to witness a historic moment. Amid thousands of Dresdeners, we watched the English cupola crafted in Coventry lifted onto the Dresden Frauenkirche. A speech by the Duke of Kent (in German) and music by the Kreuzkirche Choir and a brass choir added stirring closure to the pain from Dresden's and Coventry's destruction.
ARTICLES BY DATE
OPINION
December 31, 2005
Re "Rebirth rising from a rain of fire," Opinion, Dec. 25 Gregory Rodriguez's column was the perfect Christmas gift. In June 2004, my British partner and I scrapped our planned tourist activities to witness a historic moment. Amid thousands of Dresdeners, we watched the English cupola crafted in Coventry lifted onto the Dresden Frauenkirche. A speech by the Duke of Kent (in German) and music by the Kreuzkirche Choir and a brass choir added stirring closure to the pain from Dresden's and Coventry's destruction.
Advertisement
ENTERTAINMENT
October 4, 1990 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The artist was obsessed with hell, death and Satan. One of the works that made him famous inspired suicides. Clergy condemned it; local governments banned it. And all of this happened more than 200 years before Ozzy Osbourne ever chomped on a bat. These days Osbourne's darker preoccupations are being picked apart in a Georgia court, where he is accused in a civil suit of causing the deaths of two teen-agers who did themselves in after listening to his song, "Suicide Solution."
BOOKS
March 21, 2004 | Susan Salter Reynolds
It's easy to see why Goethe's first novel, "The Sorrows of Young Werther," written in 1774 when he was 25, has remained a cult classic for generations of readers. Werther is a young man, an artist with what translator Burton Pike calls in his introduction an "excess of feeling." He is passionate about everything from well water to peasants and nearly swoons in the face of nature -- hills, vistas and valleys send him quite over the edge.
BOOKS
July 30, 2000
The best that history has to give us is the enthusiasm which it arouses. The history of knowledge is a great fugue in which the voices of the various nations appear one after the other. The writing of history is a method of getting rid of the past. No nation acquires the power of judgment unless it can pass judgment upon itself. But to this great privilege it can only attain at a very late stage.
BOOKS
March 21, 2004 | Susan Salter Reynolds
It's easy to see why Goethe's first novel, "The Sorrows of Young Werther," written in 1774 when he was 25, has remained a cult classic for generations of readers. Werther is a young man, an artist with what translator Burton Pike calls in his introduction an "excess of feeling." He is passionate about everything from well water to peasants and nearly swoons in the face of nature -- hills, vistas and valleys send him quite over the edge.
NEWS
March 19, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
A leading German newspaper has reported that revered German literary hero Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was secretly exhumed about 30 years ago. The macabre revelation came as Germany prepares to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Goethe's birth on Aug. 28. Scientists in the former East Germany removed Goethe's remains from his tomb in 1970 to preserve the skeleton. They enclosed it in foam before returning it to the tomb.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 6, 2003 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Will Quadflieg, 89, who was one of Germany's best-known postwar stage actors and who starred as Faust in the 1960 film of the same name, died Nov. 27, Hamburg's Thalia Theater announced. The cause of death was not reported. Quadflieg also played composer Franz Liszt in the film "Lola Montes." His acting career began in 1933 and continued in Germany during the Nazi era.
NEWS
August 29, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Germans crowded into Frankfurt and Weimar by the thousands to celebrate the 250th birthday of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, the world-renowned poet. Dozens of men in top hats and tails and women in the costumes of Goethe's time strolled the streets around Frankfurt's opera house, where Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder presented the Goethe Prize to 73-year-old German author Siegfried Lenz. Festivities in the city where Goethe was born, on Aug.
TRAVEL
May 12, 1996 | Reuters
A 16th century tavern made famous by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's classic work, "Faust," has been reopened in Leipzig, Germany, as an up-market restaurant. Auerbachs Keller, which opened in 1525, was the drinking spot where Germany's most famous poet used to tipple as a student. Later Goethe used the tavern as the setting for a scene in his drama "Faust," about a man who sells his soul to the devil for limitless knowledge and youth.
BOOKS
July 30, 2000
The best that history has to give us is the enthusiasm which it arouses. The history of knowledge is a great fugue in which the voices of the various nations appear one after the other. The writing of history is a method of getting rid of the past. No nation acquires the power of judgment unless it can pass judgment upon itself. But to this great privilege it can only attain at a very late stage.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 4, 1990 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The artist was obsessed with hell, death and Satan. One of the works that made him famous inspired suicides. Clergy condemned it; local governments banned it. And all of this happened more than 200 years before Ozzy Osbourne ever chomped on a bat. These days Osbourne's darker preoccupations are being picked apart in a Georgia court, where he is accused in a civil suit of causing the deaths of two teen-agers who did themselves in after listening to his song, "Suicide Solution."
NEWS
August 19, 1986 | Associated Press
U.S. Air Force engineers built a temporary road in a Frankfurt park Monday so that a 40-ton steel monument called "A House for Goethe" can be set up. The monument, donated to the city by a group called "the Assn. for Beautifying Frankfurt," was created by Spanish sculptor Eudardo Chillido, organizers of the project said. Frankfurt already has several monuments dedicated to its favorite native son, the legendary poet, dramatist, novelist and scientist Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, born here on Aug.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 17, 1990 | From Associated Press
A music manuscript by Ludwig van Beethoven and a letter from him to a woman friend broke world auction records for the composer today, Sotheby's auction house said. Otto Haas, a London dealer, paid $892,000 for the 16-page first movement of the Sonata for Violoncello and Piano in A Major, a celebrated piece of chamber music. Beethoven wrote it in brown crayon and black ink between 1807 and 1808, saying it was composed "amid tears and sorrow."
Los Angeles Times Articles
|