Wilhelm BolscheIn human chemistry, Wilhelm Bolsche (1861-1939) was a German natural science popularize noted for his 1889 essay “Goethe’s Elective Affinities in Light of Modern Science”, in which he argues that the Goethe's Elective Affinities novel is realistic due to its portrayal of natural forces and psychology, but that it should be seen as a predecessor to such realistic works such as George Eliot and Honore Balzac, and is a pioneering work of literary realism. [1]

1. (a) Bolsche, Wilhelm. (1889). “Goethe’s Elective Affinities in Light of Modern Science” (“Goethes Wahlverwandtschaften im Lichte moderner Naturwissenschaft”), Publisher.
(b) Tantillo, Astrida O. (2001). Goethe's Elective Affinities and the Critics (pg. 80). Camden House.

External links
‚óŹ Wilhelm Bolsche – Wikipedia.

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