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The Silence of Goethe

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During the last months of the war, Josef Pieper saw the realization of a long-cherished plan to escape from the "lethal chaos" that was the Germany of that time, "plucked," he writes, "as was Habakkuk, by the hair of his head . . . to be planted into a realm of the most peaceful seclusion, whose borders and exists were, of course, controlled by armed sentries." There he made contact with a friend close-by, who possessed an amazing library, and Pieper hit upon the idea of reading the letters of Goethe from that library. Soon ...

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The Silence of Goethe
2009, St. Augustine's Press

ISBN-13: 9781587317668

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The Silence of Goethe
2009, St. Augustine's Press

ISBN-13: 9781587317651

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