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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Faust is a tragic play in two parts: Faust. Der Tragödie erster Teil (translated as: Faust: The First Part of the Tragedy) and Faust. Der Tragödie zweiter Teil (Faust: The Second Part of the Tragedy). Although rarely staged in its entirety, it is the play with the largest audience numbers on German-language stages. Faust is Goethe's most famous work and considered by many to be one of the greatest works of German literature.

Goethe completed a preliminary version of Part One in 1806. The 1808 publication was followed by the revised 1828-29 edition, which was the last to be edited by Goethe himself. Prior to these appeared a partial printing in 1790 of Faust, a Fragment.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826407252
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury
  • Publication date: 11/19/1993
  • Series: German Library Series , #0
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

Giovita Scalvini (Botticino, 16 marzo 1791 - Brescia, 22 gennaio 1843) è stato uno scrittore, poeta e patriota italiano.
Giuseppe Gazzino Nacque a Genova il 30 luglio 1807 dal capitano Antonio. Svolse gli studi elementari presso il seminario arcivescovile della sua città, e quelli di umanità e di retorica nel Collegio reale, dove rimase sei anni, avendo per principale insegnante il dotto barnabita G.B. Spotorno, che ne influenzò fortemente la formazione e rimase in contatto con lui fino alla morte, morì a Genova il 5 maggio 1884.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, (Francoforte sul Meno, 28 agosto 1749 - Weimar, 22 marzo 1832) è stato uno scrittore, poeta e drammaturgo tedesco. Considerato da George Eliot uno dei più grandi letterati tedeschi e l'ultimo uomo universale a camminare sulla terra, viene solitamente reputato uno dei casi più rappresentativi nel panorama culturale europeo. La sua attività fu rivolta alla poetica, al dramma, alla letteratura, alla teologia, alla filosofia, all'umanismo e alle scienze, ma fu prolifico anche nella pittura, nella musica e nelle arti. Il suo magnum opus è il Faust; un'opera monumentale alla quale lavorò per oltre sessant'anni.
Goethe fu l'originario inventore del concetto di Weltliteratur (letteratura mondiale), derivato dalla sua approfondita conoscenza ed ammirazione per molti capisaldi di diverse realtà culturali nazionali (inglese, francese, italiana, greca, persiana e araba). Ebbe grande influenza anche sul pensiero filosofico del tempo, in particolare sulla speculazione di Hegel, Schelling e, successivamente, Nietzsche.
Goethe è considerato da molti il più importante uomo di lettere proveniente dalla Germania e uno degli ultimi "uomini universali". Primogenito di Johann Caspar (1710-1782), doctor juris e consigliere imperiale, uomo di formazione, e di Katharina Elisabeth Textor (1731-1808), nasce poco dopo il mezzogiorno del 28 agosto 1749, giorno del primo anniversario del matrimonio dei genitori. Katharina ebbe in verità delle difficoltà nel parto, provocate dall'imperizia della levatrice, che sembra abbiano spinto il nonno materno, Johann Wolfgang Textor, sindaco di Francoforte, a istituire in città l'istruzione ostetrica obbligatoria.
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Table of Contents

Introduction: Victor Lange


Part 1

Part 2

Translated by Louis MacNeice

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