Blond Eckbert is an opera by Scottish composer Judith Weir. The composer wrote the English-language libretto herself, basing it on the cryptic supernatural short story Der blonde Eckbert by the German Romantic writer Ludwig Tieck. ALTHOUGH Ludwig Tieck’s Mdrchen-. Erzihlung, “Der blonde Eckbert” (),’ has provoked a major psychoanalyst and several literary critics and scholars to. 2 Ludwig Tieck, Der blonde Eckbert, Mdrchen-Erzdihlungen. Mit einem. Nachwort von Konrad Nufbiicher ([Reclams] Universal-Bibliothek Nr. ; Stuttgart.

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Der blonde Eckbert / Der Runenberg

I had no fortune; it was through her love these riches came to me; we moved hither, and our marriage has at no time brought us anything but good. After having thus completely forgotten myself, I often became very sad upon looking up and finding myself still sitting in that pokey little cottage.

The rest of the time I would hear them incessantly saying of me that I was a simple, stupid child who was incapable of carrying out the most insignificant tasks, and who was in fact ridiculously clumsy and utterly incompetent, that I dropped everything that came into my hands, that I had learnt neither to sew nor to spin, that I was of no use whatsoever around the house; but I understood very clearly what dire straits my parents were in.

His murder lbonde his friend unremittingly haunted him; he lived in a state of perpetual self-accusation. In a dreamy mood he mounted a hill: Eckbert was never happy longer than a few transitory moments: The old woman coughed and wheezed, she seemed quite unable to catch her breath; one minute she would pet the little dog, the next she would talk to the bird, which ludwif to her by singing its usual song—and incidentally, all this while she acted as though I simply were not present.

The bird flies over head as he approaches the old woman’s house. I liked it was very entertaining!


What joy to abide. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. You are both smiling!

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May 17, Tieeck Readingspace rated it liked it. It was now midnight; the moon looked fitfully through the breaks of the driving clouds. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. His horror was indescribable; in a state of utter distraction, he lunged out of the hall, fled the town while it was still dark, and stumbled along a succession of tortuous side-roads back to his fortress.

Ere long my path began to mount, at one time I was climbing hills, at another winding among rocks; and I now guessed that I must be among the neighbouring Mountains; a thought that made me shudder in my loneliness.

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O, I do love to stay Alone in wood so gay. A glad barking reached us, and immediately a little nimble dog came lkdwig round the old woman, fawned on her, and wagged its tail; it next came to me, viewed me on all sides, and then turned back with a friendly look to its old mistress.

Newer Post Older Post Home. Sometimes I try to force myself to believe that I am only imagining the whole bizarre thing, but it is certain, all too certain: Eckbert sees a light in the distance which he correctly takes to be Walther.

The Philosophical Worldview Artist: A Translation of “Der Blonde Eckbert” by Ludwig Tieck

All things were as molten into the softest golden red; the trees were standing with their tops in the glow of the sunset; on the fields lay a mild brightness; the woods and the leaves of the trees were standing motionless; the pure sky looked out like an open paradise, toeck the gushing of the brooks, and, from time to time, the rustling of the trees, resounded through the serene stillness, as in pensive joy. I think this is probably true for ,udwig Runenberg as well, but I haven’t studied this one in as much detail.


These two tales are definitely interesting reads, in particular when you try to get to the bottom of them. The dog loved me immensely and did everything I wished him to do, the bird replied to all my questions by singing its song, my little spinning wheel kept merrily spinning and spinning, and so I basically never felt the slightest whisper of a desire for anything to change.

She now left me to feed myself and stayed away for longer intervals—weeks and months; my little spinning-wheel whirred, the dog yapped, the marvelous bird sang, and at the same time everything outside dckbert house was incredibly still and quiet; indeed, I cannot recall a single windstorm or thunderstorm passing through the area during the entire period I lived there.

In a district of the Harz dwelt a Knight, whose common designation in that quarter was the Fair-haired Eckbert. My trip to Germany seemed an ideal time and it was a glorious bonus to find it “In a district in the Harz Ludwif lived a knight who by custom was called simply Eckbert the Blond Blond Eckbert is an opera by Scottish composer Judith Weir.

Eckbert the Blond

A eckberg story of Walter Benjamin. Eckbert returned to town with a lighter heart. Does he really deserve to descend into madness like that? But thou wilt say Some other day ‘Twere best to stay Alone in wood so gay. They have few visitors apart from Walther, a strange man from a few towns over.

I had no income, but thanks to her love I came into my present affluence; we moved into this house, and not for a moment luewig has either of us regretted being bound in marriage to the other.