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  • Published: 27 May 2009
  • ISBN: 9780140449020
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $27.99
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Faust, Part II




A major new translation of Goethe's Faust, Part Two - one of the greatest dramatic-poetic works in all of German literature - by award-winning poet and translator David Constantine

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.

  • Published: 27 May 2009
  • ISBN: 9780140449020
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $27.99
Categories:

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Ethics
Love
Annals
Military Dispatches