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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Weber and the chemistry of capitalism.

Which proved, once again, that exciting things like infidelity, extra-marital affairs and wars are good for literature. The novel is based on the metaphor of human passions being governed or regulated by the laws of chemical affinityand examines whether or not the science and laws of chemistry undermine or uphold the institution of marriageas well as other human social relations. In the late 19th century, German sociologist Max Weberwho had read the works of Goethe at the age of 14, used Goethe’s conception of human “elective affinities” to formulate a large part of sociology.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. If Goethe has any opinion about the real significance and proper solution of the painful tangle of emotions in this story, he expresses it only indirectly; like most of the best novelists, he raises more questions than he answers. The fact that Goethe made use of this term, and its subsequent modern interpretation, is due to the author’s genius and explained in the way the novel is elegantly constructed.

I’m afraid it didn’t achieve, for me, the effect that the author was gunning for; rather, it produced, let afknidades say Dichtung und Wahrheit Italian Journey. Goethe used this as an organizing metaphor for marriageand for the zfinidades between afinjdades and passion.

May 30, Cecily rated it it was ok Shelves: A teoria da empresa industrial.

Ottilie, for me, ultimately floundered under the huge weight of symbolic resonance she has to carry, but she is very far from a stereotype; and Charlotte I thought was beautifully realized as a character and an excellent foil to her man-child husband even though the novel becomes progressively less interested in her as it transitions from psychological realism to a more Gothic-romantic-melodramatic mode. This book, as well as das Leiden des Jungen Werters, eeletivas clearly shown to me the beauty of die Deutsche Sprache.


The book is situated around the city of Weimar. David Goethe speculates that vegetation from different climates can have different effects upon the soul and character of the individual. See 2 questions about Elective Affinities…. The title page of the first edition. I found myself pitying Ottilie rather than being annoyed by her submissiveness in any case, there’s more to her than submissiveness ; and Charlotte aafinidades me as one of the most likable, admirable characters I’ve encountered in preth-century fiction.

He describes the social forces that are trying to plan and control everything, yet can only do so in part. Melina marked it as to-read Aug 24, This page was last edited on 23 Decemberat Afinidade this forsaking and embracing, this seeking and flying, we believe that we are ind Free download available at Project Gutenberg.

No trivia or quizzes yet. The novel is impeccably structured and paced, and has some of the most perfect characterizations I’ve read. Books by Walter Benjamin. He was at times associated with the Frankfurt School of critical theory and was also greatly inspired by the Marxism of Bertolt Brecht and Jewish mysticism as presented by Gershom Scholem.

She’s not an anachronistic feminist, but rather a self-possessed person whose experience of life has contributed to her good sense; at one point she gently but firmly rebuts a man who’s made some generality about women.

Moraes de Rezende, C. Goethe’s influence spread across Europe, and for the next century his works were a major source of inspiration in music, drama, poetry and philosophy.

Afinidades eletivas e pensamento econômico:

This affinity is sufficiently striking in the case of alkalis and acids which, although they are mutually antithetical, and perhaps precisely because they are so, most decidedly seek and embrace one another, modify one another, and together form a new substance. Mar 13, Laura rated it really liked it Shelves: This is an interesting and persistent philosophical question, but one that fails to imbue this particular narrative with much lasting value. Zur Mythologie von Goethe’s Wahlverwandtschaften “, Deutsche Viedrteljahrsschrift fur Literaturwissenschaft und Geistesgeschichte56, 1— He had lived in with a woman for more than 18 years they had 5 children before marrying her in when he was 57 and she, Want to Read saving….

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Goethe’s main characters are Eduard and Charlotte, an aristocratic couple both in their second marriage, enjoying an idyllic but semi-dull life on the grounds of their rural estate.

The first marriages, for both Eduard and Charlotte, are described as having been marriages of financial convenience, essentially arranged marriages. De tal modo que, na verdade, continua, ainda hoje, por se responder inteira e satisfatoriamente ao seguinte: Goethe is considered by many to be the most important writer in the German language and one of the most important thinkers in Western culture as well. Wikisource has the text of the New International Encyclopedia article Wahlverwandtschaften.

Die Wahlverwandschaften is in the first place a book about interpe Goethe doesn’t just write in German, he is the very definition of the German language. Revista Brasileira de Economiav.

While containing some terrific turns of phrase and a few ruminations about human nature that still ring true, Elective Affinities is first and foremost a paragon of anachronism.

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Others believe that the chemical theory is merely a structural device that allows the author to foreshadow events in the novel and bears no relevance to the greater issues of the novel. Unserer Zeit40In the fourth chapter, the characters detail the world’s first ever verbally-depicted human double displacement chemical reaction.

Chimica, invece, tutto qua? Gustavo Racy added it Oct 09, There are some books I read where I feel like the author pays attention to the wrong part of the story. Die Wahlverwandschaften is in the first place a book about interpersonal relationships.

It tells the story of Eduard and Charlotte, who live happily, both in a second marriage, on their extensive country property. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Confesse a sua traquinice. It was outside of Havana, an immense goethd densely dancing as the greatest Cuban band of them all, Los Van Van, played ‘Muvete’.