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Goethe – derselbe, der Große, aber mal ganz anders

In the organizer's words:

Reading and author talk on Thomas Steinfeld's portrait: Goethe - Portrait of a Life, Portrait of a Time

Goethe's works are among the most important in world literature. But what characterizes the man who is considered the most important creator of German-language poetry, a theatre-maker and a traveller with many interests?

In his portrait, published by Rowohlt,Thomas Steinfeld, former literary editor of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, paints a picture of an intellectual who could write nothing without thinking the opposite, a conservative who was always in tune with the times - and a clever, curious, but also lonely man.

It shows Goethe's lesser-known talents. His involvement in politics, as a naturalist or as an observer of the reforms of the general and literary connoisseur Napoleon Bonaparte. His actions fascinated him, but despite his admiration, he was not uncritical of him. Goethe was a man whose life and work reflected the upheavals of his time in a unique way.

At the Urania, actor Ulrich Tukur will read from the new book published in March.

The event will be moderated by cultural scientist Katharina Teutsch.

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Price information:

Admission: 8 €, reduced: 5 €, members: 3 €


Urania Berlin e.V. An der Urania 17 10787 Berlin

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