Faust

Faust

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by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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.

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This edition of Goethe's , translated by Walter Arndt (emeritus, humanities, Dartmouth College), contains over 100 pages of interpretive notes, as well as excerpts from both contemporary and modern criticism and analysis of the piece. Hamlin (German and comparative literature, Yale U.) offers extensive introductory and supporting material which will allow readers to gain a deeper understanding of Goethe's masterpiece. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9781853261350
Publisher:
Wordsworth Editions, Limited
Publication date:
10/01/2000

Meet the Author

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (28 August 1749 - 22 March 1832) was a German writer and according to George Eliot, "Germany's greatest man of letters... and the last true polymath to walk the earth." Goethe's works span the fields of poetry, drama, literature, theology, humanism and science. Goethe's magnum opus, lauded as one of the peaks of world literature, is the two-part drama Faust. Goethe's other well-known literary works include his numerous poems, the Bildungsroman Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship and the epistolary novel The Sorrows of Young Werther.

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