Goethe, the man, the myth, the legend. Born in 1749 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Goethe gained international fame and renown as a novelist, poet, philosopher, scientist, academic, and statesman.

The German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer named Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship one of the four greatest novels ever written (along with Tristram Shandy, La Nouvelle Héloïse, and Don Quixote), while the American philosopher and essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson selected Goethe as one of six “representative men” in his work of the same name (along with Plato, Emanuel Swedenborg, Montaigne, Napoleon, and Shakespeare).


Works Published by Deep Vellum:

The Golden Goblet: Selected Poems

Vivid and lyrical, this new translation of Goethe’s selected poetry—Deep Vellum’s first book of poetry!—captures the formal perfection of his style and illuminates him as a profoundly visionary philosopher, storyteller, and revolutionary.

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