Faust, Part Two

Faust Part Two This is a new translation of Faust Part Two by David Luke whose translation of Faust Part I was the winner of the European Poetry Translation Prize Here Luke expertly imitates the varied verse for

This is a new translation of Faust, Part Two by David Luke, whose translation of Faust, Part I was the winner of the European Poetry Translation Prize Here, Luke expertly imitates the varied verse forms of the original, and provides a highly readable and actable translation which includes an introduction, full notes, and an index of classical mythology.

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Faust, Part Two

  1. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was a German writer George Eliot called him 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.Goethe was one of the key figures of German literature and the movement of Weimar Classicism in the late 18th and early 19th centuries this movement coincides with Enlightenment, Sentimentality Empfindsamkeit , Sturm und Drang, and Romanticism The author of the scientific text Theory of Colours, he influenced Darwin with his focus on plant morphology He also long served as the Privy Councilor Geheimrat of the duchy of Weimar.Goethe is the originator of the concept of Weltliteratur world literature , having taken great interest in the literatures of England, France, Italy, classical Greece, Persia, Arabic literature, amongst others His influence on German philosophy is virtually immeasurable, having major impact especially on the generation of Hegel and Schelling, although Goethe himself expressly and decidedly refrained from practicing philosophy in the rarefied sense.Goethe s influence spread across Europe, and for the next century his works were a major source of inspiration in music, drama, poetry and philosophy Goethe is considered by many to be the most important writer in the German language and one of the most important thinkers in Western culture as well Early in his career, however, he wondered whether painting might not be his true vocation late in his life, he expressed the expectation that he would ultimately be remembered above all for his work in optics.

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  1. Preface NotesChronologyIntroductionTranslator s NoteThe Writing of Faust, Part II Faust, Part II Act by Act Composition and SynopsisFurther Reading Faust, Part IINotes

  2. Er so according to , Appreciation of the work often requires an extensive knowledge of Greek mythology, and it is arguably one of the most difficult works of world literature Eh No Cmon Is that a joke This is 1000% accessible than anything by James Joyce, John Milton, and dozens of other writers Even a rudimentary knowledge of classical myth lit will make this readable.Didn t enjoy it as much as Part 1, though This is defs sophisticated, to be sure but it lacks the vibrancy, the energy, the ea [...]

  3. Goethe s Faust is arguably the most important milestone in Romantic literature Taking the famous medieval legend of Dr Faustus and his pact with the devil, Goethe adapted the tale of old, and transformed it into a great love story, and a probing poetical tract on the nature of good and evil, salvation and damnation, failing and striving, the innate search for truth and lasting fulfilment.After his tragic love affair with Margareta in Part One, Faust is mystically restored by a band of elvin spri [...]

  4. Para os leitores m dios como eu, isto , aqueles n o versados em cr tica liter ria ou profundos conhecedores da mitologia greco romana, a segunda parte do Fausto de Goethe potencialmente irritante Quem se aventura por esse monumental segundo volume, bastante grosso na edi o bil ngue da Editora 34, provavelmente teve sua curiosidade ati ada pela primeira parte da trag dia, mais curta e que condensa altas doses de dramaticidade pr pria do romantismo alem o em um per odo hist rico bem definido Mas, [...]

  5. Dok prvi i op tepoznati deo Fausta znam gotovo napamet, moram priznati da sam drugi tek sada pro itala po prvi put Trenutni utisak je mogu e svesti na slede e re i druga ije Klasi no, jednako impresivno, ali, DRUGA IJE Prvi deo je barem meni li no i dalje upe atljiviji, sna niji, tragi niji Drugi predstavlja Geteovu erudiciju na delu, sintezu svih elemenata antike, kako po galeriji njenih li nosti koje uvodi, tako i po stilu, stihu, idejiodnosno, na inu na koji je izvedena Zahteva pa ljivog itao [...]

  6. It is no accident that there are many literary figures that are built on this classic Be it Don Quixote or Don Juan, they all share the same over achieving characters that Faust desperately tries to He goes as far as committing suicide in search of a moment of true bliss He takes on an adventure with the Devil after making a wager What follows is romance, tragedy, heartbreak and adventure The interesting twist is the Devil himself has made a bet with the angels so he moves with an agenda of his [...]

  7. Part II is as strange and anomalous as everyone makes it out to be, yet it inexplicably provides a logical continuation of the major themes of the first part with emphasis on the macro rather than the micro In the Walpurgis Night of Part I Faust is distracted by a Medusa creature who resembles his beloved Gretchen, and Mephistopheles pulls him away, remarking Each thinks her his sweetheart And then in Part II he develops obsession for Helen of Troy as the personification of beauty itself , which [...]

  8. I think that the title is a bit misleading it makes one expect Faust, Part Two to be the sequel to Faust, Part One Instead, this reads like The New Faust Containing an Emperor of Much Import and Lavish Greek Settings.The play opens with Faust getting his memory wiped by a fairy so he no longer remembers the tragic end met by his lover, or pretty much anything that he previously did, except that he had the devil by his side.For reasons unknown to me, he goes to the Emperor s court, where he is c [...]

  9. Faust II is in der Tat einer der schwersten literarischen Texte, die man lesen kann.Ich hab die Reclam Version gelesen mit den dazugeh rigen Erl uterungen und Dokumente und bei Gott, dass muss man auch, ansonsten w rde man nicht mal 1 3 des Textes verstehen.Was mich wirklich gest rt hat ist die Tatsache, dass die Geschichte nur zum Teil Faust involvierte Meistens folgte man Mephisto, was einerseits gut, aber andererseits schlecht ist In einem St ck namens Faust m chte man mehr ber den Charakter [...]

  10. A raiz de toda destrui o do s culo XX, e que ainda perdura em v rios lugares, est no homem F ustico, que realiza um pacto com o mal para ter liberdade de perseguir seus desejos Toda interven o m gica de Mefist feles pode ser representado pelo extraordin rio avan o tecnol gico, que deu ao superhomem sem limites morais o poder para subjugar o mundo e realizar seus sonhos A tese de Goethe que o mal se encontra a servi o do bem e por isso Fausto salvo no final pela interven o da Virgem Maria Trata s [...]

  11. I read this a long, long time ago and to be honest I didn t understand it all Probably because the book deals with subjects that are unknown to me like Greek mythology I really look forward to reading it again and maybe even understand it this time

  12. GOETHE S FAUST THE IMMORTAL CLASSIC OF HUMAN ASPIRATION FROM THE WORLD LITERATURE FORUM RECOMMENDED CLASSICS AND MASTERPIECES SERIES VIA ROBERT SHEPPARD, EDITOR IN CHIEFJohann Wolfgang von Goethe is universally revered as one of the great immortal geniuses of World Literature, and his great classic Faust, the epic drama of the scholar s pact with the devil that has come to embody the spirit of the West and its fated love affair with limitless knowledge and technology, is often held to be his gre [...]

  13. Al doilea volum l dep e te pe primul at t n tensiunea dramatic , c t i n ceea ce prive te numeroasele referin e mitologice Faust e purtat aici prin timp i spa iu n c teva scene consistente, n care Goethe a re nviat i renuan at sute de f pturi mitice, dar i zeit i ale Antichit ii grece ti i nchei cu t lcu n elepciunii mele E demn de libertate i via Doar cel ce zilnic lupt pentru ele Sf r itul emblematicului vr jitor e adumbrit de confruntarea dintre f pturile demonice din Iad i ngerii din Paradis [...]

  14. READ ONLY IF HUMAN Is KNOWLEDGE the answer to happy and fulfilled life Don t we all strive to become and knowledgeable faster and faster Well, no Goethe claims His tragic honored scholar Faust was devoured by a consuming eagerness for of some UNNAMED URGE all humans are doomed with Selling his soul to the Devil to fill in his swallowing need, would only make his ending dreaded by generations of people to come and his name cursed in every language.

  15. This is a very funny book From a chattering brilliant mind funny and brilliant as Melville.I am reading this right now It is hilarious, insane, wonderful well not insane at all, just the mix meeting of the classical gods, pre classical gods and our paltry contemporary icons coming together Deep quest of life meeting myths of life jambalaya Sphinxes and ants and the devil all talk to each other Everyone is invited to dinner Just think of all your smartest craziest friends getting together at one [...]

  16. The second and concluding part of Goethe s Faust, written years after the first part, is a very different play altogether Faustus is now an eminent figure, a person of influence in the Emperor s court But he is still unfulfilled, and the condition of the state is similarly parlous Mistrusted and feared by all but invaluable for the services their magic can bring, Faustus and Mephistopheles rescue the state from bankruptcy by promising to deliver gold from beneath the earth, but instead introduci [...]

  17. This play is tough the toughest thing I ever read that I still plan on reading it again in order to actually understand it You need concentration, you need skill and you need tricks up your brain in order to fully understand and know how to read this play However I loved it Again this book is filled with laughs, tragedy, eroticism, magic and even a bit of science fiction unbelievably interwoven one time with the adventures of Faust and Mephisto This time going beyond what is a genre They go thr [...]

  18. Strange ending Goethe chose for his masterpiece drama, not sure I fully adhere to his choice of the Eternal Feminine but the magnitude of it and the rest of the poem deserve its praise.

  19. While I really liked Faust Part 1 for its vivid imagery, tragic plot and fantastic elements, part 2 seems such an incoherent, random and spur of the moment story in comparison that it was extremely difficult to follow, let alone care about It is by no means okay, maybe veeery loosely a sequel to part 1, but it does not refer to it at any point at least not up till where I read, since I ve given up on it.I can t help but feel there was much potential in this novel, but it falls short of meeting t [...]

  20. This was a let down After Faust s descent and hint of redemption after Part 1, this just goes off the rails for no obvious reason Goethe treats the Gretchen storyline like an afterthought and moves Faust though time and geography in a strange hodgepodge of settings From Gothic throne rooms to Greek palaces, Faust now advises kings and leads armies Faust becomes a the thing of which legends are born Even going so far as falling in love with the mythic Helen of Troy.In the end, Faust Part 2 is a s [...]

  21. I will freely admit that the reason I am giving this a low rating is because of the Walter Kaufman translation, which was awful Some day I hope to read a better translation, and I suspect my rating will likely go up then, because there certainly seems to be a lot packed in to the original from trying to glean the gist of what I was reading in English, and working with whatever I could tell from my limited German But it was hard to see it through the terrible forced doggerel I was stuck with.

  22. Okay, to be completely honest, I probably would have given this book two stars up until the very end It was a tough read for me, probably because it s all in poetry and there are so many characters to keep track of But the ending changed everything I realized that this book is very much a book about redemption It really is only through the Lord that we can be saved.

  23. I read both part 1 and part 2 and it was REALLY tough going Maybe I would have appreciated it in German, which I couldn t do I m glad I read it but plan to never read it again I clearly missed a major something because I can t figure out why it is supposed to be such a good book.

  24. Important literature but not my cup of tea Inspired thoughts and strange images but nothing world changing.

  25. Definitively this second part of the tragedy is no easy reading It is one the most complex literary works I have ever read full of references to Greek mythology It is not very easy to follow and I had a hard time to recall some details of the highschool lectures around Ancient Greek and Roman mythology.The premise is not so easy to identify, as in the first part Mainly because apparently there is no conflict and Goethe seems to do nothing but describe a fantastical world, populated by mythical c [...]

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