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Christoph Martin Wieland

Data de nascimento: 5. Setembro 1733
Data de falecimento: 20. Janeiro 1813
Outros nomes:Кристоф Мартин Виланд


Christoph Martin Wieland foi um tradutor e poeta alemão do Iluminismo. Sua obra também possui características do classicismo e pré-romantismo.

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„Saddle the Hippogriffs, ye Muses nine,
And straight we'll ride to the land of old Romance.“

—  Christoph Martin Wieland
Oberon, Song 1, st. 1 (1780);translation from Frederick Metcalfe History of German Literature (London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans and Roberts, 1858) p. 109.

„And less is often more, as Lessing's Prince teaches us.“

—  Christoph Martin Wieland
"Neujahrswunsch", in Der Teutsche Merkur (January 1774) p. 4; translation from The Quote…Unquote Newsletter (October 1997) p. 3. The phrase "Less is more" was later used by Robert Browning, and by Mies van der Rohe.


„An illusion which makes me happy is worth a verity which drags me to the ground.“

—  Christoph Martin Wieland
Idris, ein heroisch-comisches Gedicht, Song 3, line 79 (1768); translation from Harry T. Reis and Caryl E. Rusbult (eds.) Close Relationships (New York: Psychology Press, 2004) p. 321.

„To do nothing by halves is the way of noble spirits.“

—  Christoph Martin Wieland
Oberon, Song 5, st. 30;translation from A. B. Faust (ed.) Oberon (New York: F. S. Crofts, 1940) p. 326.

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