Although German Literature Month is over, Wednesdays are Wunderbar has a last installment. During German Literature Month we were contacted by Music Box Films to make us aware of the German movie Young Goethe in Love which is currently shown in US theaters. The movie is based on Goethe’s early years and his first novel The Sorrows of Young Werther.
You can find the details for the movie here Young Goethe in Love.
To get you in the mood for the film, we are able to give away three copies of Goethe’s famous heartbreaking novel in the Vintage Classics Edition, courtesy of Music Box Films.
A major work of German romanticism in a translation that is acknowledged as the definitive English language version. The Vintage Classics edition also includes NOVELLA, Goethe’s poetic vision of an idyllic pastoral society.
If you would like to win one of the books, please levae a comment on this or Lizzy’s blog. Lizzy and I will collect all the entrants on both of our blogs and then draw the winners.
The giveaway is US only. The winners will be announced on Sunday 11 December – 18.00 European time.
20 thoughts on “Last Hurrah – Wednesdays are Wunderbar – US Only Giveaway of The Sorrows of Young Werther”
Awesome giveaway 🙂 Please enter me.
Yes, it’s another great one, I think. 🙂
This is wonderful, Caroline! Modern Library Editions are so wonderful! I loved ‘The Sorrows of Young Werther’ when I read it – Goethe’s language is so poetic! I can’t wait to see ‘Young Goethe in love’! All the best to the giveaway participants!
I like these editions a lot, they are well done.. I wasn’t aware of the movie at all but I’d like to see it now.
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Thanks so much for the heads-up on the movie, Caroline. I really want to see this one.
I feel a bit silly for not having seen it already as it was out earlier over here. It looks as if it was quite beautifully filmed.
Very thoughtful of you to have a US giveaway, it is appreciated! I’m in!
I’m glad you like it. 🙂
I have the film on the must-see list. I won’t enter the drawing as I just bought a used copy of this (inspired by last month).
That’s too bad because, as Vishy commented, these editions are quite nice but maybe that’s the one you got. You can always reconsider. I will track down a copy too, it will be an antidote to some others I will be watching this moth.
I have an old one, but that’s ok as I think those who don’t have copies should be first up.
On another note–a suggestion for your film blog: Incendies (a Canadian film about the Lebanese Civil war). Not perfect but still well worth catching
Thanks, it does ring a bell, I’ll have a look.
Looks like a great one. Too bad I’m no longer in the US. Good luck to all the participants!
It’s rare that we have US only giveaway. This one should most definitely be on your list.
It is! Maybe next time.
I love the cover of this one. Not what you would expect for Goethe, but, oh, so nice! I don’t think they would put a modern photograph like this one on a German edition. Or would they?
It’s surprisingly different and nice, isn’t it? I don’t think they would use a photo for the German cover. Most English ones are quite traditional too.
Thanks for the link to the trailer–will check it out. I have this one already on my pile–am looking forward to reading it at some point. I think I will be extending my German authors reading a bit more this month as I have several books by some of the authors I just read–on my reading pile!
I’m looking forward to your reviews. Especially the Wallner as I got it too. Too bad you have the Goethe. I think many people have or there would be more interest. On the other hand the majority of my readers isn’t from the US… I prefer international giveaways.