Joseph von Eichendorff has 7 ratings and 1 review: Published August 31st by Reclam. From the Life of a Good-for-Nothing. Joseph von Eichendorff. Chapter One. The wheel of my father’s mill was once more turning and whirring merrily, the melting . The Project Gutenberg EBook of Aus dem Leben eines Taugenichts, by Joseph von Eichendorff This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and.

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Aus Dem Leben Eines Taugenichts : Novelle (Classic Reprint)

This charming tale should be read by all young dreamers. And ah, it was all so long ago!

T he wheel of my father’s mill was once more turning tauvenichts whirring merrily, the melting snow trickled steadily from the roof, the sparrows chirped and hopped about, as I, taking great delight in the warm sunshine, sat on the door-step and rubbed my eyes to rid them of sleep. January 1,Bange, Hollf.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Visit our Help Pages. Suppose you could say, he can serve as a good example of how not to become on your way to personal freedom of mind and deed. Sit down, read the book, enjoy the life of a “Taugenichts” and smile.

When I opened my eyes again, the carriage was standing eones tall linden-trees, on the other side of which a broad flight of steps led lebsn columns into a magnificent castle. Relatively benign and plain and ho-hum compared to the likes of Lazarillo, Candide, Kohlhaas, Quixote and others until the very end which had a twist that I certainly didn’t see coming. Personally, I think we could all stand be a little more good-for-nothing.


When I stopped singing the elder ordered the coachman to stop his horses, and accosted me with great condescension: Jul 08, Sherrymoon rated it really liked it.

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No trivia or quizzes yet. The unrealistic, almost ‘fairy tale’ narrative structure could stand in the way for some. A charming little adventure However, while von Eichendorff’s poetry and descriptiveness make Aus dem Leben eines Taugenichts evocative and yes indeed, a bright and shining beacon of and for German Romanticism as a movement, I do now consider the general storyline, the actual themes and content of Aus dem Leben einens Taugenichts as much too dragging, as too one-dimensional and as too chock full of happy but generally annoyingly standard flukes so that while I probably would have ranked this novella with four stars when I read it for university, the generally rather mundane serendipities, the fact that everything is just so ridiculously easy for Taugenichts, all that now makes me only consider but two stars at best for Aus dem Leben eines Taugenichtsmy personal appreciation and even my love of and for von Eichendorff’s lyricism and poetry notwithstanding.

The fall and winter of he and his brother spent in Berlin. I hid in the bushes for four, five, six mornings, but she did not appear. He falls in love with the younger lady.

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The hero of the story, due to differences with his father, feels compelled to leave h Joseph von Eichendorff was an intellectual who was mainly known as a lyrical poet, but wrote prose as well. Aus dem Leben eines Taugenichts und das Marmorbild. eidhendorff

Aus dem Leben eines Taugenichts From the life of a good-for-nothing is a novella by Joseph von Eichendorff. He is an easy-going fellow with a sensitivity and a heart of gold like Little Prince and along the way he meets people who made him realize the joy and pain of living in this world. But, thank God, in the end I was earning my living!


The young man’s ” Wanderlust ” is motivated externally by his father and internally by his desire for the “weite Welt” “big, wide world”fleeing sedentary life. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

Von Eichendorff was a romantic poet and it shows in this picaresque novel. Irma Regla Tapia rated it really liked it Jan 07, I put my hand in my pocket – the few coins I had possessed were gone. The Lady fair had never raised her eyes all the time I was singing, and she went away without a word. German novellas 19th-century German literature. PaperbackUniversal-Bibliothek Nr. See our Returns Policy.

Or on sultry afternoons I lay on my back on the grass, when all was so quiet that you could hear the bees humming, and I gazed up at the clouds sailing away toward my native village, and around me at the waving grass and flowers, and thought of the lovely lady; and it sometimes chanced that I really saw her in the distance walking in the garden, with her guitar or a book, tall and beautiful as an angel, and I was only half conscious whether I were awake or dreaming.