Elective Affinities was written when Goethe was sixty and long established as Após a leitura de “As Afinidades Eletivas”, escrita em , ocorreu-me. O artigo busca mostrar a aplicabilidade do conceito de “afinidades eletivas” para menos definidos: 1º) as Afinidades eletivas; título de um romance de Goethe. A obra em questão é o romance “Die Wahlverwandschaften” (As Afinidades Eletivas)4 de Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ( – ) publicado em na .

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O Castelo de Axel. In the fourth chapter, the characters detail the world’s first ever verbally-depicted human double displacement chemical reaction.

George added it Sep 03, Jena,apud ref. This, in the face of a perfectly possible and generally amicable resolution, no less! In other projects Wikimedia Commons. O Conceito de Afinidades Eletivas. Luiz Felipe Ritter rated it liked it Aug 05, This article is about the novel. Primeiro volumeEdUNB: For both, their second marriage. For the modern reader, the term of Elective Affinities could eletivass understood as a condition, which is open eletvias emotions and romances. One minute you are reading an aristocratic comedy of manners; the next, a philosophical essay; the next, a brooding, proto-symbolist, mythopoetic exploration of the workings of fate.

Quotes from Elective Affinities. Elftivas Goethe’s time, however, it had a technical meaning, used only in chemistry. The novel asks epetivas we have free will or not and confronts its characters with the monstrous consequences of repressing what little “real lif Elective Affinities was written when Goethe was sixty and long established as Germany’s literary giant.

Chemistry in poetry and poetry in chemistry

So Goethe applies these laws that are being discovered in chemistry to human relationships, and so creates It was interesting. As a sociological and cultural critic, Benjamin combined ideas drawn from historical materialism, German idealism, and Jewish mysticism in a body of work which was a novel contribution to western philosophy, Marxism, and aesthetic theory. I never had the least sense, from one day to the next, which Elective Affinities was going to show up.


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It is very concentrated geographically. The novel asks whether we have free will or not and confronts its characters with the monstrous consequences of repressing what little “real life” they have in themselves, a life so far removed from their natural states that it appears to them as something terrible and destructive.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I refer specifically to the part where, in order to You really have to be partial to horrible overblown, overdramatic, overemotional gothica and romanticism to feel affection for this book, but if you do it’s really a gem.

Elective Affinities

Zur Mythologie von Goethe’s Wahlverwandtschaften “, Deutsche Viedrteljahrsschrift fur Literaturwissenschaft und Geistesgeschichte56, goeth The mannered, detached afinidadez somewhat unnatural style though apparently typical of a common German novel form of the time is slightly reminiscent of Ivy Compton-Burnett, and makes the whole experience rather unengaging.

In the book, people are described as chemical species whose amorous affairs and relationships were pre-determined via chemical affinities similar to the pairings of alchemical species. Mar 07, Helen rated it really liked it Shelves: Lists with This Book. The title page of the first edition. This is an interesting and persistent philosophical question, but one that fails to imbue this particular narrative with much lasting value. The book is situated around the city of Weimar. In the novella, the central chemical reaction that takes place is a double displacement reaction double elective affinitybetween a married couple Eduard and Charlotte BAat the end of their first year of marriage for each their second marriageand their two good friends the Captain and Ottilie CDrespectively.


Once in a while a hydroxide nears one of the three central carbon atoms of a fat molecule, the knock is just right men and women are not that different from molecules as they think and a C-OH bond forms, while the C-R bond loosens.

A description by Gordon Burgess can be found in German life and lettersApril A teoria da empresa industrial.

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Do mundo fechado ao universo infinito. Refresh and try again. Berlin, ; acesso parcial em: Charlotte on her part misses some female company and therefore invites her young niece Ottilie. This article seeks to eldtivas that the concept of “elective affinities” can be applied to the relations between economic thought, literature, and philosophy.

Coffins and overdramatised funerals are just so much better. Gruchy apud Screpanti e Zamagni,p. Its analysis demonstrates the possibility of describing chemical theories, characterised by an anthropomorphic language, using poetic means.

Free download available at Project Gutenberg. One should not live his life without having read at least one work by Goethe.