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Faust (Norton Critical Editions)by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Synopses & Reviews
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.
Book News Annotation:
This edition of Goethe's Faust, translated by Walter Arndt (emeritus, humanities, Dartmouth College), contains over 100 pages of interpretive notes, as well as excerpts from both contemporary and modern criticism and analysis of the piece. Hamlin (German and comparative literature, Yale U.) offers extensive introductory and supporting material which will allow readers to gain a deeper understanding of Goethe's masterpiece.
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Walter Arndt's translation of reproduces the sense of the German original and Goethe's enormously varied metrics and rhyme schemes.
About the Author
Cyrus Hamlinis Chairman of the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at Yale University.Walter Arndtis Sherman Fairchild Professor in the Humanties, Emeritus, at Dartmouth College. His translation of Pushkin"s Eugene Oneginwas awarded the Bollingen Prize.
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