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Goethe, like Shakespeare and Dante, is among the few writers who define the Western tradition. Known to most reader as a peerless lyric poet and the author of such masterpieces as Faust and The Sorrows of Young Werther, Goethe, a true universal genius, excelled as a philosopher, scientist, and critic. An older contemporary of Mozart, Goethe was born in Frankfurt, in 1749. Moving to Leipzig, in 1765, to study law, Goethe immersed himself in art, poetry, music, history, and Ger... Read more

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