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Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1729–1781)

Author of Hamburger Lesehefte : Gotthold Ephraim Lessing : Nathan der Weise

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Lessing, one of the outstanding literary critics of all time, was "the first figure of European stature in modern German literature." The son of a Protestant pastor, he was educated in Meissen and at Leipzig University, then went to Berlin as a journalist in 1749. While employed as secretary to show more General Tauentzien (1760--65), he devoted his leisure to classical studies. This led to his critical essay Laocoon (1776), in which he attempted to clarify certain laws of aesthetic perception by comparing poetry and the visual arts. He fought always for truth and combined a penetrating intellect with shrewd common sense. He furthered the German theater through his weekly dramatic notes and theories, found mainly in the Hamburg Dramaturgy (1769), which he wrote during his connection with the Hamburg National Theater as critic and dramatist (1768--69). His plays include Miss Sara Sampson (1755), important as the first German prose tragedy of middle-class life; Minna von Barnhelm (1767), his finest comedy and the best of the era; and his noble plea for religious tolerance, Nathan the Wise (1779). (Bowker Author Biography) show less
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Works by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

Hamburger Lesehefte : Gotthold Ephraim Lessing : Nathan der Weise (1779) — Author; Writer — 1,360 copies, 7 reviews
Emilia Galotti (1772) — Author — 634 copies, 2 reviews
Minna von Barnhelm (1763) — Author — 384 copies
Miss Sara Sampson (2010) — Author — 99 copies
Laocoon + Nathan the Wise + Minna von Barnhelm (1767) — Author — 47 copies, 1 review
Die Juden (1749) — Author — 39 copies
Masonic dialogues (1985) 29 copies
Lessings Werke (1967) 27 copies
Kritik und Dramaturgie. (1977) 21 copies
Reclam Universal-Bibliothek, Nr.27, Fabeln (1986) — Author — 21 copies
Nathan der Weise + Minna von Barnhelm (1999) — Author — 19 copies
Dramen (1983) 17 copies
Der junge Gelehrte (1979) 17 copies
Fabeln (2007) 14 copies
Fabeln (1976) — Author — 9 copies
Laokoon / How the Ancients Represented Death (2005) — Author — 7 copies
Wie die Alten den Tod gebildet (1983) — Author — 7 copies
Die Schöne von hinten (1985) 6 copies
Laokoon 6 copies
Philotas (1998) 6 copies
Two Jewish Plays : The Jews and Nathan the Wise (2002) — Author — 5 copies
Miß Sara Sampson/Philotas/Emilia Galotti (2002) — Author — 5 copies
Werke : in 5 Bänden (1995) 5 copies
Epigramme (1981) 4 copies
Sämtliche Werke (2012) 4 copies
Werke. Bd. 3. Schriften 2 (1967) 4 copies
Werke (1976) 4 copies
Der Schatz (2013) 4 copies
Sinngedichte (2022) 4 copies
Opere filosofiche (2008) 3 copies
Die alte Jungfer (2013) 3 copies
Der Misogyn (2013) 3 copies
Trauerspiele 3 copies
Frühe Komödien (1749) 3 copies
Meisterdramen (1983) 3 copies
Natan, O Sabio (2016) 3 copies
Briefe 2 copies
Sämtliche Gedichte (1987) 2 copies
Fabeln und Erzählungen (2008) 2 copies
Teatro (1981) 2 copies
Lessing - Werke 2 copies
Lustspiele 2 copies
Dramen Fabeln (1755) 2 copies
Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1974) 2 copies
Werke in drei Bänden Band I: Dichtungen (1974) — Author — 1 copy
ESTÉTICA 1 copy
Nathan der Weise [sound recording] — Playwright — 1 copy
Laokoon 1 copy
Düzyazı Fabllar (2019) 1 copy
Teorías dramáticas — Author — 1 copy
Filosofía — Author — 1 copy
Estética — Author — 1 copy
Dramas — Author — 1 copy
Basne (2010) 1 copy
1729 - 1979 1 copy
Nathan der Weise [sound recording] (2013) — Playwright — 1 copy
Lessing 1 copy
Gesammelte Werke I 1 copy, 1 review
FILOSOFÍA 1 copy
TEATRO 1 copy
The Laocoon 1 copy
Religione storia e società 1 copy, 1 review
Ausgewählte Werke (1981) 1 copy
Mein Lessing (2009) 1 copy
Poesiealbum 136 (1979) 1 copy
Eine Duplik 1 copy
Fabeln, Schriften (1996) — Author — 1 copy
Lessing-Brevier (1998) 1 copy
Werke, Bd. 6 1 copy
Werke, Bd. 3 1 copy
Werke I : Dichtungen (1974) 1 copy
Werke in 8 Bänden (1973) 1 copy
Lessings Werke. Bind 1-6 i 3 bind — Author — 1 copy
Anti-Goeze — Author — 1 copy
Gesamtausgabe- 2 bände — Author — 1 copy
Werke, Bd. 4 1 copy
Emilia Galotti + Nathan der Weise (1970) — Author — 1 copy

Associated Works

Critical Theory Since Plato (1971) — Contributor, some editions — 403 copies, 1 review
A Documentary History of Art, Volume 2 (1982) — Contributor — 147 copies, 3 reviews
Five German Tragedies (1969) — Author — 31 copies
Von Raben und Krähen (2021) — Contributor — 8 copies
Das Theater des Herrn Diderot (1986) — Translator, some editions — 6 copies

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Of the three selections, I enjoyed "Nathan the Wise" the most.
 
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susangeib | Jun 29, 2023 |
I've read enough of Tasso and Ariosto to see that ending coming. But I wasn't expecting to love the prose so much. Verbally, it was beautifully constructed. And, as a metaphor, it was lovely in this contentious culture that we live in. I highly recommend it.
 
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