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Encyclopedia > Bettina von Arnim

Bettina von Arnim (the Countess of Arnim) (4 April 1785, Frankfurt am Main20 January 1859, Berlin), born as Elisabeth Catharina Ludovica Magdalena Brentano, was a German writer and novelist. April 4 is the 94th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (95th in leap years). ... 1785 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Frankfurt am Main [ˈfraŋkfʊrt] is the largest city in the German state of Hessen and the fifth largest city of Germany. ... January 20 is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1859 (MDCCCLIX) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar). ... Berlin is the capital city and one of the sixteen states of the Federal Republic of Germany. ...


Bettina von Arnim was closely related to the German writers Clemens Brentano and Achim von Arnim: the first was her brother, the second her husband. Her daughter Gisela von Arnim became a writer as well. Clemens Brentano, or Klemens Brentano (September 8, 1778 – July 28, 1842) was a German poet and novelist. ... Ludwig Achim (or Joachim) von Arnim (January 26, 1781 – January 21, 1831), German poet and novelist, was born at Berlin. ... Gisela von Arnim (August 30, 1827 – April 4, 1889) was a German writer, mainly of fairy tales. ...

5 Deutsche Mark banknote from Germany of 1991 showing Bettina von Arnim (http://www.germannotes.com)
5 Deutsche Mark banknote from Germany of 1991 showing Bettina von Arnim (http://www.germannotes.com)

From 1991 until 31 December 2001, her portrait was printed on the German 5-DM bill. 5 DM 1991 - Bettina v. ... The Deutsche Mark (DM, DEM) was the official currency of West and, from 1990, unified Germany. ... A £20 Bank of England banknote. ... December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Deutsche Mark (DM, DEM) was the official currency of West and, from 1990, unified Germany. ...


Bettina's Briefwechsel mit einem Kinde was a published volume of letters between her and the renowned author, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, that depicted a mutual romance. However, the originals of these letters were discovered after her death, and it was revealed that her published versions were significantly edited to bolster the appearance of an intimate relationship; Goethe's own letters to her were much more formal and impersonal than the versions Bettina had published.  , IPA: , (28 August 1749 – 22 March 1832), commonly known as Goethe, was a German poet, novelist, theorist, and scientist who is considered one of the giants of the literary world. ...


The life of Bettina von Arnim, particularly her relationship with Goethe, was explored at length by the Franco-Czech author Milan Kundera in his novel Immortality. Closely tied to the main theme of his book, Kundera interpreted Bettina as attempting to achieve lasting fame through her promotion of and relation to great men. Milan Kundera (IPA: ) (born April 1, 1929 in Brno, Czechoslovakia) is a Czech-born writer who writes in both Czech and French. ...


Works

  • Briefwechsel mit einem Kinde, 1835 (Correspondence with a Child – English translation)
  • Die Günderode, 1840
  • Dies Buch gehört dem König, 1843
  • Clemens Brentanos Frühlingskranz, 1844
  • An die aufgelöste Preußische Nationalversammlung, 1849

This article incorporates text from the public domain 1907 edition of The Nuttall Encyclopædia. | Come and take it, slogan of the Texas Revolution 1835 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1840 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1843 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Jan. ... 1849 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ... The Nuttall Encyclopædia is an early-20th-century encyclopedia, edited by Rev. ...


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Editorial Preface to the English translation of Goethe’s correspondence with a child by Bettina von Arnim (1819 words)
Bettina von Arnim’s own English translation of her book Goethe’s correspondence with a child is a neglected romantic masterpiece of the nineteenth century – and potentially of great interest to scholars of transcendentalism and feminism alike.
Bettina (1785-1859) is surely one of the most intriguing and appealing of female literary personalities.
The interpretation that seems most consistent with the tone of the text is to regard ‘the child’ Bettina as a species of whimsical self-dramatization on the part of a sexually-mature young woman who felt constrained by the suffocating restrictions placed on her gender by contemporary society.
Bettina von Arnim at AllExperts (296 words)
Bettina von Arnim (the Countess of Arnim) (4 April 1785, Frankfurt am Main – 20 January 1859, Berlin), born as Elisabeth Catharina Ludovica Magdalena Brentano, was a German writer and novelist.
Bettina von Arnim was closely related to the German writers Clemens Brentano and Achim von Arnim: the first was her brother, the second her husband.
Bettina's Briefwechsel mit einem Kinde was a published volume of letters between her and the renowned author, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, that depicted a mutual romance.
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