The Sorrows of a Young Son—Goethe
Tuman analyzes Goethe’s youthful bestseller, The Sorrows of Young Werther, a work written a few years before Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro and presenting the first psychologically realistic portrayal of that staple of twentieth-century literature and film—the lonely young man, his life adrift, his only meaningful attachment to a woman he can never possess.
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