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Posted inCentral Europe & Baltics, Regions

Romanticising Misogyny

by Elke de Wit Egon Günther’s Die Braut (The Mask of Desire, 1999) claims to be a film about the “real” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Such descriptions conjure visions of a warts-and-all exposé of the beloved German poet. And indeed such a film would be possible. German biographies of Goethe rarely do anything but idolise […]