GOETHE: THE STORY OF A MAN (929 pp.) Edifed by Ludwig Lewlsohn Farrar, Straus ($10).
GOETHE'S WORLD (422 pp.)Edited by Berthold BiermannNew Directions ($5).
GOETHE'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY: POETRY AND TRUTH FROM MY OWN LIFE (700 pp.)Translated by R. O. MoonPublic Affairs Press ($5).
"Little woman, give me your little paw," said the dying Goethe to his daughter-in-law. Had these been his last words, the great Johann Wolfgang might today seem more human and approachable than generations of followers have made him out to be. Unfortunately he said later: "Open the blind of the other...