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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In this book, a wealthy couple, Eduard and Charlotte, invites two friends: This essay by Walter Sfinidadeswritten aroundwas described by Austrian critic Hugo von Hoffmannsthalas “absolutely incomparable”.

O Castelo de Axel. The book is situated around the city of Weimar. Sinesio rated it liked it Mar 02, Goethe outlined the view that goeyhe, marriage, conflict, and free will are all subject to the laws of chemistry and in which the lives of human species are regulated no differently from the lives of chemical species. How to cite this article. What a very strange novel! Goethe is the originator of the concept of Weltliteratur “world literature”having taken great interest in the literatures of England, France, Italy, classical Greece, Persia, Arabic literature, amongst others.

Elective Affinities

Goeghe Affinities by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Elective Affinities is supposed to be the first work to model human relationships as chemical reactions or chemical processes since the aphorism of the classical Greek philosopher Empedocles: No trivia or quizzes yet. Thanks for telling us about the problem. In the fourth chapter, the characters detail the world’s first ever verbally-depicted human double displacement chemical reaction.


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One of the authors [RH] has a fond remembrance of the closest model he has seen for molecular collisions and reaction kinetics. Javier Gil Jaime rated it really liked it Jan 27, Mar 13, Laura rated it really liked it Shelves: Quotes from Elective Affinities.

The lady has a young, beautiful foster-daughter and the gentleman has a friend, a former military man the Goeths.

The decision to invite Ottilie and the Captain is described as an “experiment” and this is exactly what it is. The first third is more thoughtful and analytical; the remainder slightly eletivvas plot-driven. Diego Vargas marked it as to-read Apr 07, Gruchy apud Screpanti e Zamagni,p.

Elective Affinities – Wikipedia

Some argue that it suggests a philosophy of nature that is rooted elettivas fate. Specifically he was interested in chemistry and the law of attraction. This article seeks to demonstrate that the concept of “elective affinities” can be applied to the relations between economic thought, literature, and philosophy.

I loved reading it for that reason, in the measured, twenty-thirty page doses that are all that my workload permits at the moment. To ask other readers questions about Ensaios reunidosplease sign up.

The chapter begins with description of the affinity map reaction map or ‘topographical chart’ as Goethe calls it. Aposto que sim … 8. Book Review of Goethe’s Elective Affinities. 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.


Carla Mary rated it it was amazing Nov 02, For me, I think Charlotte deserves more, because she’s the one who has eletivss keep everything together when her husband disappears to war, the Captain is away and perhaps even getting married, and her daughter seems to be an incredibly spoiled and annoying young lady.

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So Goethe applies these laws that are being discovered in chemistry to human relationships, and so creates a sort of ‘formula romance’. About Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

Due to its symmetry and constant subtle foreshadowing, this would definitely benefit from a rereading or two, but it’s perfectly enjoyable as a Romantic novel for those who don’t particularly care to admire its execution. Gustavo Racy added it Oct 09, afinixades Berlin, ; acesso parcial em: O Conceito de Afinidades Eletivas.

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