Faust

Faust

by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Overview

Goethe's most complex and profound work, "Faust" was the effort of the great poet's entire lifetime. Written over 60 years, it can be read as a document of Goethe's moral and artistic development. "Faust" is made available to the English reader in a completely new translation that communicates both its poetic variety and its many levels of tone. The language is present-day English, and Goethe's formal and rhythmic variety is reproduced in all its richness.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781549965531
Publisher: Independently published
Publication date: 10/14/2017
Pages: 142
Sales rank: 1,027,908
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832) was a novelist, poet, playwright, philosopher, and scientist. He wrote The Sorrows of Young Werther when he was just twenty-four. “Faust,” his most enduring work, took fifty-seven years to write and was published in its entirety only after Goethe’s death at eighty-three.


Table of Contents

Prefaceix
The Text of Faust. A Tragedy1
The Tragedy's First Part12
Walpurgis Night110
Walpurgis Night's Dream or the Golden Wedding of Oberon and Titania. Intermezzo120
The Tragedy's Second Part in Five Acts135
Act I135
Act II187
Classical Walpurgis Night199
Act III [Helena. Classical-Romantic Phantasmagoria]241
Act IV287
Act V313
Interpretive Notes345
Contexts493
Selected Illustrations for Faust494
The Composition of Faust505
Goethe on Faust514
From Goethe's Autobiography514
From Italian Journey515
Faust Plan of 1800515
From Goethe's Correspondence with Schiller, 1794-1801516
Outline of the Contents for Part Two521
Second Sketch for the Announcement of the Helena523
From Goethe's Letters and His Conversations with Eckermann530
Comments by Contemporaries550
[Response to the Newly Published Fragment of Faust]550
[First Impression of Faust]551
[Review of the Fragment of 1790]552
[On Hamlet and Faust as Philosophical Tragedies]553
[On Faust as Tragicomedy]555
[Paraphrase of Faust, from The Phenomenology of Mind]557
"Faustus"558
[First Notice of Faust in English]560
[Faust]563
"Goethe"565
[General Remarks on Goethe]567
Modern Criticism571
[Survey of the Faust Theme]573
Faust as Doctor of Theology586
Interrupted Tragedy as a Structural Principal in Faust598
[Goethe's Faust as Modern Epic]611
[Faust and Discourse Networks]634
The Presence of the Sign in Goethe's Faust650
The Economics of Translation in Goethe's Faust668
[The Spirit of Water: Faust, Part Two, Act II]688
[The Ethics of Faust's Last Actions]704
[Faust as Developer]715
What the Lovers in the Old Songs Thought728
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: A Chronology731
Selected Bibliography735

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Faust (Illustrated + link to FREE audiobook download + Active TOC) 2.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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I was disappointed in my purchase. Instead I bought a new physical copy with the Harry Clarke artwork which was the only good thing about this version.
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