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Tales for Transformation (1987) [Collection]
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Summary (From the publisher):

In 1768, at the age of nineteen, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe began to study hermetic literature. This exploration had a huge impact on the early aesthetic education of Europe's great man of letters, the last renaissance titan. In the years that followed, Goethe immersed himself in the hermetic tradition, and even set up an alchemic laboratory and attempted to make an elixir of immortality. Although he eventually gave up his alchemical experiments, he was to believe in the validity of the Great Work for the rest of his life.

Alchemic symbolism is prominent in many of Goethe's works, and it is particularly abundant in the tales of self-mastery and transformation presented in this collection. Included here are new translations of "Fairy Tale" ("Marchen"), Goethe's alchemical allegory; "The Counselor" and "The New Melusina," stories of temptation and the tests of love; "The Good Woman," a curious discourse on aesthetics and the rights of women; and the lyrical prose masterpiece "Novelle." Here also for the first time in English is "The Magical Flute," Goethe's sequel to Mozart's opera, with themes of initiation, the magical power of music, and liberated genius.

Contents:

  • Fairy Tale
  • The counselor
  • The New Melusina
  • The Good Women
  • Novelle
  • The Magic Flute

Original title: Tales for Transformation
Original languages: German

Quotes:

Genre: FictionFantasyLiterary Fantasy
FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics


The following works are contained within this one:
     Fairy Tale, the (1795) [Short Story]
      Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Edition #1: Tales for Transformation

Tales for Transformation (1987)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Scott Thompson
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Manifested in:

Tales for Transformation (1999)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: San Francisco
Publisher: City Lights Books
ISBN: 0872863638
Pages: 133

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Tales for Transformation (1987)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: San Francisco
Publisher: City Lights Books
ISBN: 0872862119
Pages: 136

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