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This edition presents Parts I and II complete. Cyrus Hamlin provides essential supporting material for this difficult text, and his Interpretive Notes have been expanded and reset in larger, easy-to-read type. "Comments by Contemporaries" includes short pieces by Margaret Fuller, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Thomas Carlyle, and Wilhelm von Humboldt. "Modern Criticism"--comprised of ten essays newly added to the Second Edition--presents the perspectives of Stuart Atkins, Jaroslav Pelikan, Benjamin Bennett, Franco Moretti,...
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Overview

This edition presents Parts I and II complete. Cyrus Hamlin provides essential supporting material for this difficult text, and his Interpretive Notes have been expanded and reset in larger, easy-to-read type. "Comments by Contemporaries" includes short pieces by Margaret Fuller, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Thomas Carlyle, and Wilhelm von Humboldt. "Modern Criticism"--comprised of ten essays newly added to the Second Edition--presents the perspectives of Stuart Atkins, Jaroslav Pelikan, Benjamin Bennett, Franco Moretti, Friedrich A. Kittler, Neil M. Flax, Marc Shell, Jane Brown, Hans Rudolf Vaget, and Marshall Berman. A Selected Bibliography is included.

A new translation, in rhymed verse, of Goethe's Faust - preserves the essence without resorting to an overly literal, archaic translation.

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Library Journal
This is a facsimile of the original 1833 English translation of Goethe's epic. For serious literature collections only.
Booknews
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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783406312342
  • Publisher: C.H.Beck Munchen
  • Publication date: 1/28/1994

Meet the Author

Cyrus Hamlin is Chairman of the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at Yale University.

Walter Arndt is Sherman Fairchild Professor in the Humanties, Emeritus, at Dartmouth College. His translation of Pushkin’s Eugene Onegin was awarded the Bollingen Prize.

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Table of Contents

Preface ix
The Text of Faust. A Tragedy 1
The Tragedy's First Part 12
Walpurgis Night 110
Walpurgis Night's Dream or the Golden Wedding of Oberon and Titania. Intermezzo 120
The Tragedy's Second Part in Five Acts 135
Act I 135
Act II 187
Classical Walpurgis Night 199
Act III [Helena. Classical-Romantic Phantasmagoria] 241
Act IV 287
Act V 313
Interpretive Notes 345
Contexts 493
Selected Illustrations for Faust 494
The Composition of Faust 505
Goethe on Faust 514
From Goethe's Autobiography 514
From Italian Journey 515
Faust Plan of 1800 515
From Goethe's Correspondence with Schiller, 1794-1801 516
Outline of the Contents for Part Two 521
Second Sketch for the Announcement of the Helena 523
From Goethe's Letters and His Conversations with Eckermann 530
Comments by Contemporaries 550
[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 Criticism 571
[Survey of the Faust Theme] 573
Faust as Doctor of Theology 586
Interrupted Tragedy as a Structural Principal in Faust 598
[Goethe's Faust as Modern Epic] 611
[Faust and Discourse Networks] 634
The Presence of the Sign in Goethe's Faust 650
The Economics of Translation in Goethe's Faust 668
[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 Thought 728
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: A Chronology 731
Selected Bibliography 735
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