Joseph von Eichendorff has 7 ratings and 1 review: Published August 31st by Reclam. From the Life of a Good-for-Nothing. Joseph von Eichendorff. Chapter One. The wheel of my father’s mill was once more turning and whirring merrily, the melting . The Project Gutenberg EBook of Aus dem Leben eines Taugenichts, by Joseph von Eichendorff This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and.

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One chance meeting follows the next, and the story starts to spiral into ridiculousness. It’s simply not poignant enough to be a taugfnichts, and the ending seems to suggest that we are – in good earnest – supposed to feel elated and glad that the protagonist got his happy ending. Aus dem leben eines taugenichts.

He deserved more trouble, at the very least. Add both to Basket. Sit down, read the book, enjoy the life of a “Taugenichts” and smile. Novelle In May the brothers went to Halle, where they remained a year studying law. She would stand there braiding her dark-brown hair, gazing abroad over the garden and shrubbery, or tautenichts would tend and dwm the flowers upon her window-sill, or would rest her guitar upon her white arm and sing out into the clear air so wondrously that to this day my heart faints with sadness when one of her songs recurs to me.

Joseph von Eichendorff: Aus dem Leben eines Taugenichts by Theodor Pelster

This scenario on repeat, a couple of times, is the book. Granted, she isn’t required to, considering the nature of the work, but if we’re looking for truly great art, shouldn’t she offer something to the main character other than a pretty face?

Find a Physical Copy via WorldCat. My good friend Klaus Hofmann taught this book in secondary school where it was mandatory reading part of the canon in Germamy till 20 years ago. The ladies looked frightened, and one or two screamed. Manybooks marked it as to-read Sep 17, After finishing their university studies they spent some months in Paris, whence they returned home, Joseph to devote himself to practical agriculture upon his father’s estate.


Books by Joseph von Eichendorff. Which is great, but the story was far from over, because he suspects his lady love tugenichts love another and he resumes his wandering.

Aus Dem Leben Eines Taugenichts / From the Life of a Good-For-Nothing : German – English

The young man takes his fiddle along and leaves happily, without a specific destination. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. A very unlikeable main character, in my opinion, who has all the luck in the world and even gets his happy ending.

Aus dem Leben eines Taugenichts by Theodor Pelster. The Best Books of Eichendorff is regarded as one of the most important German Romantics and his works have sustained high popularity in Germany from production to the present day.

The story is told in the first person from the perspective of the young man. The young man’s ” Wanderlust ” is motivated externally by his father and internally by his desire for the “weite Welt” “big, wide world”fleeing sedentary life.

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View all 5 comments. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. And, there were so many characters introduced with no names but the same descriptions!

O schlaget nicht mich armen Wicht, Lasst Euren Stecken ruhn! But the lovely Lady fair was not to be seen.

Joseph von Eichendorff: Aus dem Leben eines Taugenichts

For me ‘twould be too daring To lay them at her feet. As much as I like to wallow in misery, every now and then it’s pleasant to look into the light and read something uplifting. The Lady fair, who had a lily in her hand, and was sitting well in the centre of the skiff, looked down with a quiet smile into the clear water, touching the surface of the pond now and then with a lily, her image, amid the reflections of the clouds and trees, appearing like an angel soaring gently through the deep blue skies.


He plans to make money, but when he sees his beloved with an officer, he realizes that she is not available for him and leaves. There he gets a job, does well for himself, and starts to like one of the women. It clips along at a jaunty rate, with the main character responding to events in an almost dreamlike state, most of the time he just goes with the flow. Mar 09, Miss Bookiverse rated it did not like it Shelves: Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff March 10, — November 26, was a German poet and novelist of the later German romantic school.

When Good-for-nothing falls in love with the daughter of the duke, I felt sorry of him because he is just a gardener and it will be impossible for the lovers to get married. Many days passed and I did not see her, either in the garden or at the window. This novella, Life of a Good-for-nothingis regarded as his magnum opus, josepj demonstrates the rare versatility of this highly esteemed writer of the German Romantic tradition.

The little brooks o’er rocks are springing, The lark’s gay carol fills the air; Why should not I with them be singing A joyous anthem free from lebdn Showing of 3 reviews. The story concerns a ‘good eichejdorff nothing’ who doesn’t want to fit in, do the work, meet expectations of the middle class.

Joseph von Eichendorff — The work is regarded as a pinnacle of musical prose. I read this because it is a classic example of Romanticism literature and comes in at only pages. Be the first to ask a question about Aus dem Leben eines Taugenichts.

She leaned far out of the window and discovered me cowering in the shrubbery. Return to Book Page.