Amadeus was a name he took to
replace Wilhelm in hommage to
Poet, writer, composer, painter
(caricatures known for their sarcasm).
Known for a long time as the greatest
Johann Wolfgang von
Goethe and The
Sorrows of Young
Goethe: Frankfurt am Main, 1749
Born into a wealthy middle class family.
Studies law in Leipzig in 1756.
Different state; different social
Presentation by Dylan Peaks
Born Irmgard Charlotte Keun in 1905 to a working-class
family in Charlottenburg, Germany (now borough of Berlin).
Moved to Cologne in 1913; Attended a Lutheran school for
girls until the age of 16. Wor
Reading Literature & Reading
Literature in Translation
Why do we read
A work of literature is a miracle of invention.
Literature opens up the mind
Engages our thinking and our empathy
Augsburg, 1898 East Berlin,
Born Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht, the
son of the director of a paper factory.
Father a Catholic, mother a Protestant.
One of the most important and influential
playwrights of the 20th century.
He came from an old upper middle-class
family from Lbeck.
Mother half-Brasilian (the daughter of a
German man and a Brasilian woman).
This combination of parents (father =
commerce and rationality; mother = music,