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About the Author: Friedrich Schiller

Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller (November 10, 1759 – May 9, 1805) was a German poet, philosopher, historian, and dramatist. During the last few years of his life (1788–1805), Schiller struck up a productive, if complicated, friendship with already famous and influential Johann Wolfgang Goethe, with whom he greatly discussed issues concerning aesthetics, encouraging Goethe to finish works he left merely as sketches; this thereby gave way to a period now referred to as Weimar Classicism. They also worked together on Die Xenien (The Xenies), a collection of short but harshly satiric poems in which both Schiller and Goethe verbally attacked those persons they perceived to be enemies of their aesthetic agenda.


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Paperback, Published in Jul 2008 by Book Jungle

ISBN10: 1605977829 | ISBN13: 9781605977829

Page count: 120

Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller (1759-1805) was a German poet, dramatist, philosopher and historian. Schiller wrote philosophical papers on aesthetics and ethics. He developed the concept of Schone Seele which translates to beautiful soul. Schiller said that a human being whose emotions have been educated by his reason view beauty and inclination as no longer in conflict with each other. Beauty is not merely sensual but moral as well. The Ghost Seer or the Apparitionist and Sport of Destiny begins with these words. "I am about to relate an adventure which to many will appear incredible, but of which I was in great part an eye-witness. The few who are acquainted with a certain political event will, if indeed these pages should happen to find them alive, receive a welcome solution thereof. And, even to the rest of my readers, it will be, perhaps, important as a contribution to the history of the deception and aberrations of the human intellect. The boldness of the schemes which malice is able to contemplate and to carry out must excite astonishment, as must also the means of which it can avail itself to accomplish its aims. Clear, unvarnished truth shall guide my pen; for, when these pages come before the public, I shall be no more, and shall therefore never learn their fate."

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