Henry von Ofterdingen has ratings and 57 reviews. Il giovane Enrico rimane turbato dal racconto di uno straniero, che parla di questo fiore, da un colore. Enrico di Ofterdingen by Novalis at – ISBN – ISBN – Adelphi – – Softcover. : Enrico di Ofterdingen: In 8°, pp, bross. muta e sovraccop. edit., velina, ottimo. Collana ‘Cederna’, testo tedesco a fronte banc.

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Views Read Edit View history. A great romantic novel fromtelling young Henry’s search for himself. Young Henry, a medieval poet who seeks the mysterious Blue Flower with the lovely face of the yet unknown Mathilda, sets out on a journey that is interspersed with beautiful tales and exquisite songs. The stern hardihood of his native sky had blighted in him the tender buds of the noblest plants; He became an able mechanic, and inspiration seemed to him but foolishness. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

From my experience the main attraction in Henry is that he seems to come into contact with interesting people and through him we get to hear their stores. Mar 01, Rjyan rated it really liked it. Lists with This Book.

Henry von Ofterdingen

Then the story is about a young man Henry von Ofterdingen who is in search of the blue flower of his maiden-love who in his dream is named Matilda. He was about to repeat it, when his grandfather called, and he awoke.

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He seems to feel a wantwhich the peaceful quiet and comfort of his life, the pleasure of being honored and beloved by his townsmen, and consulted in all important affairs of the city, cannot satisfy.

Setting aside the admittedly grandiose preconceived notions, my thoughts on this book are mostly positive.

The eye and the ear percieve it not ; for the mere hearing of the words has no real influence in this secret art. Feb 20, Mike rated it liked it.

Ofterfingen is definitely a dreamer and others see him as a poet. We enrkco both young then… I noticed in him the tokens of a great artist; his eyes flashed with the desire to become a correct eye, a creative instrument; his face indicated inward constancy and persevering industry.

Jul 13, Tej rated it it was ok. That book has been with me for more than 3 years now. Des gens veulent approfondir leurs connaissances du romantisme allemande. A book is an adventure a journey in thought and feeling, and a bibliography a menu promising strange new feasts. When we find such a flower in solitude, is it not as if everything about it were glorified, and as if the little feathered songsters loved most to enricl near it?

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. I had not read any reviews when I started this book, and I’m not sure I would have started if Engico read many of the lack luster reviews. In other words reading this book is rather like when oftegdingen by storms and soulful woe going to the temple, curling up on the floor and dreaming, in the morning you try to explain the dream you had to the priest, but the priest can only advise that you visit the Oracle at Delphi.


Novalis’s fragmentary but pioneering work of European Romanticism paved the way for many writers to come–from E.

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Sep 15, Monty Milne rated it really liked it. It creates nothing with tools and hands. I enjoyed it so much, though, I have to admit, the allegorical tale at the end of part one was complex and difficult to understand or interpret.

Refresh and try again. Distance of memory, wishes of youth, dreams of childhood, the short joys and vain hopes of a whole long life, flit by me in robes of grey, like evening clouds after sunset. The philosophical implications of this book went right over my head. Great, poetic style – it’s a pity this book has never been finished and Novalis’ life was over so soon He would have given his life to remember that word.

Then the story is about a young man Henry von Ofterdingen who is in search of the blue flower of his ma I decided to read this because I will be reading The Blue Flower by Penelope Fitzgerald. I had no idea I was one book enrio to being able to pass on peacefully. He may be a fine example of German Romanticism, but he’s no Goethe.