9780140449020

Faust : Ein Mythos und Seine Bearbeitungen

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  • ISBN13:

    9780140449020

  • ISBN10:

    0140449027

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-06-30
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics
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Summary

In this sequel to Faust, Mephistopheles takes Faust on a journey through ancient Greek mythology, conjuring for him the insurpassably beautiful Helen of Troy, as well as the classical gods. Faust falls in love with and marries Helen, embodying for Goethe his 'imaginative longing to join poetically the Romantic Medievalism of the germanic West to the classical genius of the Greeks'. Further to the themes of redemption and salvation in this great drama, are Goethe's eerie premonitions of modern phenomena such as inflation and the creation of life by scientific synthesis.

Author Biography

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-Ż1832) was one of the greatest literary figures of his age, writing works on everything from science and humanism to theology and poetry.

A. S. Byatt is the Man Booker Prize-Żwinning author of twenty books of fiction and criticism.

David Constantine is a visiting professor in the School of English at the University of Liverpool. His translation of Hans Magnus Enzensberger-'s Lighter than Air won the Coneliu Popescu Prize for European Poetry Translation in 2003.

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