Love, life, Goethe : how to be happy in an imperfect world / John Armstrong Armstrong, John, 1966-

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Armstrong, John, 1966-
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832; Happiness.; Self-actualization (Psychology)
"In Love, Life, Goethe, John Armstrong tells the dramatic life story of this great nineteenth-century European poet - a representative man akin to Wordsworth in England or Emerson in America. In so doing, Armstrong subtly and imaginatively explores the ways that we can learn from Goethe - about love, art, friendship, and family. At the center of Goethe's project was his inquiry into the human yearning for happiness: In an imperfect world, he asks, how can we live well with what we have, and accept what we haven't? From our careers and families to our attitudes toward money, art, and politics, Armstrong explores the main themes of modern human existence through the life of Goethe, and helps us learn how to understand them better ourselves."--BOOK JACKET.
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