Novalis. · Rating details · 1, ratings · 57 reviews. Strange and .. Aus diesem Grund ist Heinrich von Ofterdingen auch ein sehr gutes Beispiel, um die. Novalis: Heinrich von Ofterdingen Nachdem ein Reisender dem zwanzigjährigen Minnesänger Heinrich von Ofterdingen von den geheimnisvollen Schätzen der. Novalis, is singled out as a poet who can legitimately stake a claim to. Orientalist writings. on Heinrich von Ofterdingen as this novel is arguably the mos.

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Henry of Ofterdingen: A Romance. by Novalis

May 18, K. Dude died at 28, which makes a lot of sense after you read this book, whose protagonist, Henry, is about as sensitive and precious as you can get. A great romantic novel fromtelling young Henry’s search for himself.

He knows how to awaken at pleasure the secret powers within us, and by words gives us force to see into an unknown and glorious world. He may be a fine example of German Romanticism, but he’s no Goethe. This page was last edited on 3 Novemberat The younger vulgate version of the Laurin poem about Dietrich von Bern Theoderic the Great ascribes the authorship to Heinrich.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Da qui inizia un viaggio costellato di poemi, racconti e incontri pittoreschi, che culmina con la presenza della ragazza in carne e ossa e di suo padre, che dovrebbe diventare il maestro filosofico del protagonista.

Henry von Ofterdingen is an important landmark in the history of literature and the most distinguished work of its brilliant and tragic author.

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Feb 23, Deanne rated it liked it Shelves: Wounds there are, forever paining; A profound, celestial ofterrdingen, Within all our hearts remaining, Us dissolveth in one flood. This work is a translation and has a separate copyright status to the applicable copyright protections of the original content.


Upon the earth is war at home; it must be upon earth. Novales originally thought of his novel as an answer to Goethe’s Wilhelm Meister 3 starsa work that he initially read with enthusiasm but later judged as highly unpoetical; he disliked the victory of the economical over the poetic that Goethe’s work, in Novali’s opinion, so conspicuously celebrates.

The poem at the same time changes in many places to a play. He soon reaches that wonderful land in which air and water, flowers and animals, differ ofterdingfn from those of earthly nature. When we find such a flower in solitude, is it not as if everything about it were glorified, and as if the little feathered songsters loved most to linger near it?

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Romanticism appears to be more than just some sappy feelings of some sentimental fools.

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. The afterword suggests that among others Richard Wagner, old Father Freud and Thomas Mann were all influenced by Novalis, which is hardly surprising ,the book is like a poppy or a dandelion, a great mass of seeds awaiting the softest breathe of wind to burst forth into the fertile soil of any imagination.

Novalis apparently had a love-hate thing with Goethe’s work, which def comes through. This poem was perhaps a prologue voh a second chapter. Then the story is about a young man Henry von Ofterdingen who is in search of the blue flower of his maiden-love who in his dream is named Matilda.

Henry von Ofterdingen

A Romance Afterword Notes. The culmination of the finished first part is a cryptic symbolic name-dropping fairy tale novalix a myth or something where mainly some philosophical concepts in human form interact in He united young Heinrich with his blue flower Mathilda in Heinrich von Ofterdingen, but she died young, shortly after they got married. Possibly the best possible ending, it is hard to imagine the promise of possibilities, the endless suggestiveness so as I stood reading about migrating birds, the influence of the clouds upon our hsinrich view spoiler [ I like the clouds in the paintings of the Dutch old Masters, van Ruisdael is always good for this, look at their clouds and think how painterly!


Email required Address never made public. You would know this especially after you read the Life of the Author, which makes the introductory part of the novel.

Be the first to ask a question about Henry von Ofterdingen. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: However, the incorporation of war and gore into a philosophy of redemption and rupture as a necessary component may feel unexpected and refreshing.

The philosophical vn of this book went right over my head. The accomplishment of this great task would have been a lasting memorial of a novais poesy.

Henry destroys the realm of the Sun. This part is now pure poetry, dream come true of love and philosophy of having reached his destiny. The place itself is also described in the parchment. Jul 13, Tej rated it it was ok. Mar 01, Rjyan rated it really liked it.

Defeated by cunning he obtains the permission to call in the legendary sorcerer Klingsor von Ungerlant Hungary to his relief. Whispered talk of gentle wishes Hear we only, we are gazing Ever into eyes transfigured, Tasting nought but mouth and kiss; All that we are only touching, Change to balmy fruits and glowing, Change to bosoms soft and tender, Offerings to daring bliss.

Dec 25, Lead rated it it was amazing.