The Complete Works of Rudolf Steiner: Volume 217a
Die Erkenntnis-Aufgabe der Jugend.
Youth's Task of Knowledge
Section of the Complete Works: Private Lectures to the Members of the Anthroposophical Society
First German Edition published 1957.
Notes about the German versions of this volume:
1st edition 1957. 2nd revised and expanded edition published 1981. Portions were printed in a private edition of 1949. There were no stenographers present for these addresses. The text is based on participant notes that are fragmentary and contain many gaps. The address of March 20th is based on notes written after the fact, complemented by additional material from the memory of the note-taker written down decades after the fact. Werner Teichert painstaikingly tracked down all available sets of notes from participants and worked on merging them into the a single official version. Marie Steiner did the final editing.
Lectures in this volume: 13
English Complete Works Version: This volume is available in an English Complete Works edition:
Youth and the Etheric Heart
Paperback, 256 pages. Published 2007 by SteinerBooks.
Notes on this edition: Translated by Catherine E. Creeger. Introduction by Christopher Bamford.
English Non-Complete Works Full Versions: No English translations exist that included this volume in its entirety.
Other English publishing history: Sections available
Sections of this German volume may have been published in English, either as stand-alone books, one-lecture pamphlets, or as part of a compilation. If there are any volumes listed below, then they have some percentage of this Complete Works volume in them. The amount could be as little as a part of one lecture (in a compilation), a single lecture or essay as a pamphlet. Or it could be a book that contains as much as 90% of the material in the source Complete Works German volume.
Talk to Young People
Pamphlet, 14 pages. Published 1992 by Mercury Press.
Notes on this edition:
Youth's Search in Nature
1 lecture Koberwitz
Pamphlet, 18 pages. Published 1984 by Mercury Press.
Notes on this edition: GA 217a contains additional addresses and other items.