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A Perfectly Foolish Young Man I Wanted - Part Two - Book One - Darling Fan and a Further Octet of Essays - Werther and the Rise of Romantic Melancholia. Title and images edited 15 November 2014.
July 13, 2011
The possible influence of Goethe's classic epistolary novel "The Sorrows of the Young Werther" on the evolution of Romanticism, and specifically Romantic melancholy or weltschmerz (world pain).
For whatever reasons, the past couple days received a splash of hits on my booksie page, which prompted me to see what people are reading. The most reads (hits) were on Faust, one of my first posts. I actually revisited Faust a few years after taking that exam and took…