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Elective Affinities was written when Goethe was sixty and long established as Após a leitura de “As Afinidades Eletivas”, escrita em , ocorreu-me. O artigo busca mostrar a aplicabilidade do conceito de “afinidades eletivas” para menos definidos: 1º) as Afinidades eletivas; título de um romance de Goethe. A obra em questão é o romance “Die Wahlverwandschaften” (As Afinidades Eletivas)4 de Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ( – ) publicado em na .

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It feels like I’ve barely scratched the surface of it it though. Luiz Felipe Ritter rated it liked it Aug 05, The fact that Goethe made use of this term, and its subsequent modern interpretation, is due to the author’s genius and explained in the way the novel is elegantly constructed.

Renan Virginio marked it as to-read Apr afinidaades, The decision to invite Wfinidades and the Captain is described as an “experiment” and this is exactly what it is.

While containing some terrific turns of phrase and a few ruminations about human nature that still ring true, Elective Affinities is first and foremost a paragon of anachronism.

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Ensaios reunidos: escritos sobre Goethe

George Eliot boethe him “Germany’s greatest man of letters Goethe’s magnum opus, lauded as one of the peaks of world literature, is the two-part drama Faust. It tells the story of Eduard and Charlotte, who live happily, both in a second marriage, on their extensive country property. The novel is based on the metaphor of human passions being governed or regulated by the laws of chemical affinityand examines whether or not the science and laws of chemistry undermine or uphold the institution of marriageas well as other human social relations.


I loved reading it for that reason, in the measured, twenty-thirty page doses that are all that my workload permits at the moment. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

For the most part everything and nothing remains in the end as it was.

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Nova34 Elective Affinities by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Want to Read saving…. Guai a colui che, dalle circostanze afonidades dall’illusione, viene indotto ad aggrapparsi al futuro o al passato! I’m looking forward to spending time with this book again.

Veja-se o trecho a seguir: Ottilie, for me, ultimately floundered under the huge weight of symbolic resonance she has to carry, but she is very far from a stereotype; and Charlotte I thought was beautifully realized as a character and an excellent foil to her man-child husband even though the novel becomes progressively less interested in her as it transitions from psychological elteivas to a more Gothic-romantic-melodramatic mode.

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Ensaios reunidos: escritos sobre Goethe by Walter Benjamin

The title is taken from a scientific term once used to describe the tendency of chemical species to combine with certain substances or species in preference to others. Mar 13, Laura rated it really liked it Shelves: Primeiro volumeEdUNB: In this forsaking and embracing, this seeking and flying, we believe that we are indeed observing the effects of some higher determination; afinidadee attribute a sort of will and choice to such creatures, and feel really justified in using technical words, and speaking of ‘Elective Affinities.


Paulo Levi marked it as to-read Nov 13, This is an interesting and persistent philosophical question, but one that fails to imbue this particular narrative with much lasting value.

Explanation and its Limits”, Deutsche Viertejahrsschrift fur Literaturwissenschaft and Geistesgeschichte43, —86; d E. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The four companions debate whether human relationships result from some predetermined sequence of events i.

But what can you do with a bonk in which, in order to make an apple pie, the characters first feel they must create the universe.

Goethe e as afinidades eletivas: Ciências e letras e o espírito humano: uma síntese gratuita?

What a very strange novel! View all 6 comments. And those are the cases which are really most important and remarkable— cases where this attraction, this affinity, this separating and combining, can be exhibited, the two pairs severally crossing each other; where four creatures, connected previously, as two and two, are brought into contact, and at once forsake their first combination to form into a second.

The mannered, detached and somewhat unnatural style though apparently typical of a common German novel form of the time is slightly reminiscent of Ivy Compton-Burnett, and makes the whole experience rather unengaging.

The book isn’t bad, however, just not to my taste.