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By Rüdiger Safranski

Rüdiger Safranski, un maestro en el arte de exponer los angeles historia de las principles, nos acerca un Goethe casi inédito para el lector en lengua española, pues para escribir esta impresionante biografía ha recurrido a incontables fuentes primarias: cartas, diarios, epistolarios, conversaciones o semblanzas de cuantos lo conocieron y trataron. Considerado ya un clásico en su propio tiempo, Goethe es autor de poemas, ensayos, obras de teatro, recuentos de viajes y novelas en las que el lector contemporáneo sigue mirándose como en un espejo. Safranski no sólo nos relata su época y su obra, sino que nos transmite el apasionado esfuerzo con que Goethe trató de convertir su propia existencia en obra de arte.

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