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Johann Peter Eckermann (September 21, 1792 — December 3, 1854), German poet and author, best known owing to his association with Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, was born at Winsen in Hanover, of humble parentage, and was brought up in penury and privation.

After serving as a volunteer in the War of Liberation (1813-1814), he obtained a secretarial appointment under the war department at Hanover. In 1817, although twenty-five years of age, he was enabled to attend the gymnasium of Hanover and afterwards the university of Göttingen, which, however, after one year's residence as a student of law, he left in 1822.

His acquaintance with Goethe began in the following year, when he sent to him the manuscript of his Beiträge zur Poesie (1823). Soon afterwards he went to Weimar, where he supported himself as a private tutor. For several years he also instructed the son of the grand duke. In 1830 he travelled in Italy with Goethe's son. In 1838 he was given the title of grand-ducal councillor and appointed librarian to the grand-duchess.

Eckermann is chiefly remembered for his important contributions to the knowledge of the great poet contained in his Conversations with Goethe (1836-1848). To Eckermann Goethe entrusted the publication of his Nachgelassene Schriften (posthumous works) (1832-1833). He was also joint-editor with Friedrich Wilhelm Riemer (1774-1845) of the complete edition of Goethe's works in 40 vols (1839-1840). He died at Weimar on the 3rd of December 1854.

Eckermann's Gespräche mit Goethe (vols: i. and ii. 1836; vol. iii. 1848; 7th ed., Leipzig, 1899; best edition by Ludwig Geiger, Leipzig, 1902) have been translated into almost all the European languages. (English translations by Margaret Fuller, Boston, 1839, and John Oxenford, London, 1850.)

Besides this work and the Beiträge zur Poesie, Eckermann published a volume of poems (Gedichte, 1838), which are of little value. See J. P. Eckermanns Nachlaß edited by Friedrich Tewes, vol. i. (1905), and an article by RM Meyer in the Goethe-Jahrbuch, xvii. (1896).
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Total Books: 33
Conversations of Goethe with Eckermann and Soret Volume 1
2012 - Conversations of Goethe with Eckermann and Soret Volume 1 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781108040914
ISBN-10: 1108040918
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Conversations of Goethe with Eckermann and Soret Volume 2
2012 - Conversations of Goethe with Eckermann and Soret Volume 2 (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781108040921
ISBN-10: 1108040926
Genre: History
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Conversations of Goethe with Eckermann and Soret 2 Volume Paperback Set
2011 - Conversations of Goethe with Eckermann and Soret 2 Volume Paperback Set [Cambridge Library Collection - Philosophy] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781108040938
ISBN-10: 1108040934
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences
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Goethe's Poetische Und Prosaische Werke in Zwei Bnden
2010 - Goethe's Poetische Und Prosaische Werke in Zwei Bnden [German Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781143310164
ISBN-10: 1143310160
Genre: Nonfiction
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Gesprche Mit Goethe in Den Letzten Jahren Seines Lebens Volume 1
2010 - Gesprche Mit Goethe in Den Letzten Jahren Seines Lebens Volume 1 [German Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781142011505
ISBN-10: 114201150X
Genre: Nonfiction
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Goethes Gesprche Mit J P Eckermann Volume 1
2010 - Goethes Gesprche Mit J P Eckermann Volume 1 [German Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781142725556
ISBN-10: 1142725553
Genre: Nonfiction
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Gesprche Mit Goethe in Den Letzten Jahren Seines Lebens 1823-1832
2010 - Gesprche Mit Goethe in Den Letzten Jahren Seines Lebens 1823-1832 [German Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781142890735
ISBN-10: 1142890732
Genre: Nonfiction
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Conversations with Goethe in the Last Years of His Life
2010 - Conversations with Goethe in the Last Years of His Life (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781142946234
ISBN-10: 1142946231
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Conversations of Goethe with Eckermann and Soret
2010 - Conversations of Goethe with Eckermann and Soret (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781143018077
ISBN-10: 1143018079
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Conversations with Eckermann Being Appreciations and Criticisms On Many Subjects
Goethe On the Theater Selections from the Conversations with Eckermann
Goethes Gesprache Mit J P Eckermann V1
2009 - Goethes Gesprache Mit J P Eckermann V1 [1908 - German Edition] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781104132286
ISBN-10: 1104132281
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Words Of Goethe Being The Conversations Of Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Recorded By His Friend
Conversaciones con Goethe / Conversations with Goethe
2005 - Conversaciones Con Goethe / Conversations with Goethe [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9788496489295
ISBN-10: 8496489299
Genre: Nonfiction
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Smtliche Werke Briefe Tagebcher und Gesprche  40 Bde Bd39 Gesprche mit Goethe in den letzten Jahren seines Lebens
Gesprche mit Goethe in den letzten Jahren seines Lebens
1998 - Gesprche Mit Goethe in Den Letzten Jahren Seines Lebens (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783150520024
ISBN-10: 3150520029
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Conversations of Goethe
1998 - Conversations of Goethe (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780306808814
ISBN-10: 0306808811
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction
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Conversations de Goethe avec Eckermann
1988 - Conversations De Goethe Avec Eckermann (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782070712434
ISBN-10: 2070712435
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Conversations with Goethe
1973 - Conversations with Goethe [Everyman Paperbacks] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780460018517
ISBN-10: 0460018515
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Johann Peter Eckermann Aphorismen [Philologische Studien und Quellen - German Edition] (Paperback)
Conversaciones Con Goethe - 2 Tomos
Conversaciones Con Goethe - 2 Tomos (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788470820632
ISBN-10: 847082063X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Conversaes com Goethe nos ltimos Anos de Sua Vida 1823-1833
Conversaes Com Goethe Nos Ltimos Anos De Sua VIda 1823-1833 [Em Portuguese do Brasil] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9788539306299
ISBN-10: 8539306298
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