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The new sorrows of young W.

Ulrich Plenzdorf

The new sorrows of young W.

by Ulrich Plenzdorf

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Social conditions,
  • Mental illness,
  • Teenage boys,
  • Fiction

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    Edgar Wibeau, seventeen years old, has died on Christmas Eve in an unfortunate accident involving electricity. His father, who left the family when Edgard was five, interrogates those close to him, to find out what exactly happened - and who his son really was. Helpfully for the reader, Edgar himself punctuates the father"s conversations with his mother, best friend Willi, and Charlie, the woman with whom Edgar was unhappily in love, to give us his version of events from beyond the grave - and a story magically reminiscent of Goethe"s The Sorrows of Young Werther and Salinger"s The Catcher in the Rye unfolds before our eyes. Originally conceived as a screenplay, Plenzdorf"s modern classic was first published in East Germany in 1973. A satire about the cultural and social limits of the GDR, it has long been a set text in German schools, and its critical and popular success remains unabated.

    Edition Notes

    Translation from the German of: Nuen leiden des jungen W.

    StatementUlrich Plenzdorf ; translated from the German by Romy Fursland
    ContributionsFursland, Romy, translator
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPT2676.L39 .N413 2015
    The Physical Object
    Pagination139 pages
    Number of Pages139
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27194805M
    ISBN 101782270949
    ISBN 109781782270942
    OCLC/WorldCa896495314

    The first great popular success of Goethe’s career was The Sorrows of Young Werther. It is a sentimental and psychological novel in letter form, influenced by Samuel Richardson, an eighteenth.   The Sorrows of Young Werther propelled Goethe to instant fame when it first appeared in Goethe drew on his own unhappy experiences to tell the story of Werther, a young man tormented by his love for Lotte, a tender-hearted girl who is promised to someone else.

      Title: The Sorrows of Young Werther Author: Goethe Review number: 9 Genre: Romance?Classic? Stand alone or series: Stand alone Summary: Amazon uk says The first great “confessional” novel, this is a story of unrequited love, drawing on personal experience. Werther, a sensitive young man, falls in love with Lotte, knowing she is to marry to subdue his . The New Sorrows of Young W by Ulrich Plenzdorf Werther, der Werwolf: Roman by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Werther Metropolitan Opera Libretto Original Text and English Translation by Jules Massenet/5().

    LitCharts assigns a color and icon to each theme in The Sorrows of Young Werther, which you can use to track the themes throughout the work. Although the story unfolds mostly as a series of letters from one man to another, women play a central role in The Sorrows of Young Werther.   Synopsis: “The Sorrows of Young Werther” is a tragic story written by literary genius Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. First published in , it is the story of a sensitive young man who is in love with a married woman who rejects him. Goethe has brilliantly captured the poignancy and destructive effects of unrequited love. Heart-rending!


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The New Sorrows of Young W. is a modern-day (sort of) retelling of Goethe's The Sorrows of Young Werther, which I had not read before but have now read. Goethe's work is a classic epistolary novel in which Werther tells the tale of his unrequited love for an engaged girl, a tale which ends with Werther's suicide/5(3).

The New Sorrows of Young W. is a modern-day (sort of) retelling of Goethe's The Sorrows of Young Werther, which I had not read before but have now read. Goethe's work is a classic epistolary novel in which Werther tells the tale of his unrequited love for an engaged girl, a /5(3).

The novel’s literary forebears are Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye and Goethe’s The Sorrows of Young Werther. Both are referenced in the book, with Goethe’s novel inspiring the title and playing a part in the plot. Indeed, The New Sorrows works best as /5.

The New Sorrows of Young W. book. Read 88 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Edgar Wibeau, seventeen years old, has died on Christma /5. Buy The New Sorrows of Young W. By Ulrich Plenzdorf. Available in used condition with free delivery in the US. ISBN: ISBN About The New Sorrows of Young W.

Edgar Wibeau, seventeen years old, has died on Christmas Eve in an unfortunate accident involving electricity. His father, who left the family when Edgard was five, interrogates those close to him, to find out what exactly happened – and who his son really was.

Helpfully for the reader, Edgar himself punctuates the father’s conversations with his mother, best friend Willi. From the Publisher. 09/15/ Obviously modeled on Goethe's classic The Sorrows of Young Werther and itself a modern German classic, originally published in the s, this dazzling novel captures youth's energized rebellion against social strictures—here, cold and clammy East : Ulrich Plenzdorf.

The New Sorrows of Young W. made Plenzdorf famous on both sides of the German border. The book has sold more than four million copies and has been translated into 30 languages. Edgar Wibeau is a. Ulrich Plenzdorf was born in Berlin inand studied Philosophy and Film in Leipzig.

In the early s, he achieved fame with the much acclaimed The New Sorrows of Young W., considered a modern classic of German literature and taught in classrooms across Germany.

From /5(K). The New Sorrows of Young W. is a modern-day (sort of) retelling of Goethe's The Sorrows of Young Werther, which I had not read before but have now read. Goethe's work is a classic epistolary novel in which Werther tells the tale of his unrequited love for an engaged girl, a tale which ends with Werther's suicide.

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Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. “The Sorrows of Young Werther” is a novel from the German Sturm und Drang and one of the most popular novels in the world history. It’s an epistolary novel composed out of letters divided into two parts. The letters are from Werther to his friend Wilhelm in whom he seeks support.

The Sorrows of Young Werther literature essays are academic essays for citation. These papers were written primarily by students and provide critical analysis of The Sorrows of Young Werther. Charlotte as Penelope; Werther As a Force of Nature; The Sorrows of Young Werther: Passion vs.

Rationality; The Problem of Body in Goethe's The Sorrows of. Fiction Book Review: The New Sorrows of Young W. by Ulrich Plenzdorf, trans. from the German by Romy Fursland. Pushkin Press (), $16 trade paper (p) ISBN. Berlin-born Ulrich Plenzdorf's "The New Sorrows of Young W." was published in the early s and managed the dual feat of becoming a commercial bestseller and a cult classic in East and West Germany.

The New Sorrows of Young W. is a novel of the '68 generation, but more obviously of almost every generation -- rebellious youth yearning for the new and exciting. The Sorrows of Young Werther, novel by J.W.

von Goethe, published in German as Die Leiden des jungen Werthers in It was the first novel of the Sturm und Drang movement. The novel is the story of a sensitive, artistic young man who demonstrates the fatal effects of a predilection for.

The Sorrows of Young Werther. The story of a young man driven to suicide by an unhappy love affair, "The Sorrows of Young Werther" is the first great tragic novel of Eurpean literature/5(45).

The New Sorrows of Young W. by Ulrich Plenzdorf is a recommended satirical novel that was originally published in in Germany. This re-released edition is translated from the German by Romy Fursland/5(8). About The Sorrows of Young Werther and Selected Writings. The Sorrows of Young Werther brings to life an idyllic German village where a youth on vacation meets and falls for lovely Charlotte.

The tragedy unfolds in the letters Werther writes to his friend about Charlotte’s charms, even after he realizes his love will remain unrequited. The Sorrows of Young Werther Johann Wolfgang von GOETHE ( - ), translated by R. Dillon BOYLAN (-) The story follows the life and sorrows of Werther after he falls desperately in love with a young woman who is married to another.About the Author Ulrich Plenzdorf was born in Berlin inand studied Philosophy and Film in Leipzig.

In the early s, he achieved fame with the much acclaimed The New Sorrows of Young W., considered a modern classic of German literature and taught in classrooms across s: 6.The editor goes on to recount the final ending of the Farmer Lad ’s story.

Driven to madness by the thought that his replacement would marry the widow, the lad murders the other man. On hearing this, Werther rushes first to the scene, where the lad confesses his act, then to the officer in charge of the investigation.

Werther is said to argue for the lad with the “greatest possible.