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Faust by Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Albrecht Schöne

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783618680017
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
Publication date: 01/01/2005

About 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.

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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