Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von: Bibliography
The bulk of Goethe's work is immense; the most recent complete edition is the so-called Weimar edition (133 vol. in 140, 1887?1919). Most of his works have been translated into English, notably by T. Carlyle; see also M. Bell, ed., The Essential Goethe (2016). Biographies include those by G. H. Lewes (1855), J. Sime (1888), F. Gundolf (1916, in German), J. G. Robertson (1927), N. Boyle (2 vol., 1991?2000), and R. Safranski (tr. 2017); see also L. Lewisohn, ed., Goethe: The Story of a Man (1949). Among well-known studies are essays by Carlyle, Emerson, G. Santayana, A. Gide, A. Schweitzer, and T. Mann. See also studies by K. Vitor, Goethe, the Thinker (tr. 1950); R. Peacock, Goethe's Major Plays (1959, repr. 1966); R. Gray, Goethe: A Critical Introduction (1967); E. C. Mason, Goethe's Faust (1967); E. A. Blackall, Goethe and the Novel (1976); M. A. Carlson, Goethe and the Weimar Theater, (1978); K. M. Wheeler, German Aesthetic and Literary Criticism (1984); R. Robertson, Goethe: A Very Short Introduction (2016).
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