He Built Roads. He Oversaw Mines. He Shrank the Deficit. He Was Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. by MICHAEL HOFMANN


By MICHAEL HOFMANN

As Rüdiger Safranski’s “Goethe: Life as a Work of Art” reveals, when the prolific writer wasn’t producing manuscripts, he was applying his talents to the municipal good.

Published: June 15, 2017 at 08:00PM

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