A German writer and polymath. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was a German writer and polymath. Goethe is considered the supreme genius of modern German literature side by side with Schiller. Goethe's works span the fields of poetry, drama, literature, philosophy, and science. His Faust has been called the greatest long poem of modern European literature. Goethe's other well-known literary works include his numerous poems, the Bildungsroman Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship, and the epistolary novel The Sorrows of Young Werther.
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