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Heinrich von OfterdingenIl tema dominante di uesto capolavoro del Romanticismo tedesco è il viaggio iniziatico alla ricerca di se stessi Per la figura del protagonista Novalis si ispira a un trovatore medievale. I decided to read this because I will be reading The Blue Flower by Penelope Fitzgerald That book has been with me for than 3 years now I purchased it brand new but its pages are now yellowed and brittleThis book was first published in 1802 in Berlin The writer Novalis is a German poet and that explains the fluid verse like prose that one can't help but enjoy while reading this work 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 He sings love songs and I don't know them but they are lovely to read while traveling and just like The Little Prince meets different kinds of people along the way Each of these encounters introduces Henry to us as a character a lover a son a lover of prose a singer a hermit a child of God There are heavy obvious references to the Bible and to God that don't come as a surprise considering that Europe is basically a Christian continentThis short novel is said to be the earliest representative of German Romanticism Its impact on the history of German literature and in the long term of European literature was however remarkable Novales originally thought of his novel as an answer to Goethe's Wilhelm Meister 3 stars a 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 Unlike Goethe's test Novaleis simple narrative interspersed with lyrical tales and exuisitely chiseled songs ingeniously presents in literary form they mysticism of Johann Gottlieb Fichte which was to influence Romantic thought considerably and with which he expressed the idea of describing a universal harmony with the help of poetry The symbol of blue flower which is central in Henry's uest later became an emblem for the whole of German Romanticism a symbol of longing and the search of the unattainableNow I am ready for Penelope Fitzgerald before her book disintegrates in oldness

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Summary Heinrich von Ofterdingen 100 é [EPUB] ✶ Heinrich von Ofterdingen By Novalis – Il tema dominante di uesto capolavoro del Romanticismo tedesco è il viaggio iniziatico alla ricerca di se stessi Per la figura del protagonista Novalis si ispira a un trovatore medievale l'Ofterdinge Il tema dominante di uesto capolavoro delL'Ofterdingen appunto i cui tratti vengono però trasfigurati e fatti propri dall'autore stesso Heinrich von MOBI #10003 Il medioevo di Novalis è in realtà l'universo della sua filosofia. I laughed when I read many of the reviews on this book after the fact I had not read any reviews when I started this book and I'm not sure I would have started if I'd read many of the lack luster reviews I found this book when researching a line from CS Lewis' Surprised by Joy wherein Lewis describes himself as a “votary of the blue flower” which turned out to be a reference to German Romanticism specifically the works of Novalis Why is German Romanticism symbolized by a blue flower Apparently it is a direct result of this seminal work by Friedrich von Hardenberg also known as Novalis So I set out to read this seminal work to decipher the mystery of the blue flower and see if I myself might not become familiar with what Lewis knew Looking back at the reviews now I see that this book was on a list of “1001 books to read before you die” which seems to have inspired many other readers to give this book a try with rather elevated hopes I had no idea I was one book closer to being able to pass on peacefullyIn short I would say that my grand experiment in discovering what Lewis had discovered failed While so many other experiments in reading the books that inspired those who inspired me have paid off deliciously I think I lacked the appropriate background to fully appreciate this book on the first pass Setting aside the admittedly grandiose preconceived notions my thoughts on this book are mostly positiveThe character of Henry is somewhat flat for my tastes He is a young man who is trying to figure out what the world is all about via the tales and education he gets from others while he himself seems relatively un experienced at the beginning of the book He is definitely a dreamer and others see him as a poet From my experience the main attraction in Henry is that he seems to come into contact with interesting people and through him we get to hear their stores Possibly this is a commentary on the nature of the poet that their purpose is to get out of the way and let the stories shine It seems like Novalis is alluding to this dichotomy between “doers” and “thinkers” in the beginning of chapter 6 where he discussing the nature of heroes and poets a part of the book I found fascinatingAfter finishing those parts of the book that the author finished before dying I was sufficiently interested to be sad that it wasn’t finished In style this book reminded me of a combination of the Canterbury tales and the Faerie ueene Like Canterbury tales there is a journey involved as well as freuently a story within a story construction and like the Faerie ueene Novalis used much strong imagery and freuently poetry to convey a sense of mysticismAs this is such a short book and was so densely packed with interesting concepts I would have no ualms recommending this book to anyone genuinely interested in fantasy romantic writings or even philosophy however I could not in good conscience recommend it to anyone looking for a good light readOne of my favorite uotes describes the since of closeness and connection the character Henry feels for his newly discovered love Mathilda “She put a wondrous secret word into his mouth and it rang through his whole being He was about to repeat it when his grandfather called and he awoke He would have given his life to remember that word” I found this to be hauntingly beautiful

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In cui convivono accanto a tematiche oniriche e fantastiche spunti mutuati dall'idealismo tedesco e dall'alchimia in un singolare connubio un universo il cui senso è costituito dall'uomo. Many will hate this book I thought I would too having hated The Alchemist by Paolo Coelho one of the 20th century's most over rated books which is an example of how NOT to write like Novalis But The partition between fiction and truth between the past and the present has fallen down Faith fancy and poetry lay open the internal worldI had this insight too and I think it better to get it from this book than from the bottom of the bottle which is where I usually find itI will dissolve into dew drops and mingle myself with ashes Distance of memory wishes of youth dreams of childhood the short joys and vain hopes of a whole long life flit by me in robes of grey like evening clouds after sunsetThis strange and beautiful book is much to my taste than dreary old Goethe or repulsive Rousseau