Faust: A Tragedy, Parts One And Two, Fully Revised

byJohann Wolfgang Von GoetheTranslated byMartin GreenbergIntroduction byW. Daniel Wilson

July 29, 2014|
Faust: A Tragedy, Parts One And Two, Fully Revised by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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“Greenberg has accomplished a magnificent literary feat. He has taken a great German work, until now all but inaccessible to English readers, and made it into a sparkling English poem, full of verve and wit. Greenberg's translation lives; it is done in a modern idiom but with respect for the original text; I found it a joy to read.”—Irving Howe (on the earlier edition)

A classic of world literature, Goethe’s Faust is a philosophical and poetic drama full of satire, irony, humor, and tragedy. Martin Greenberg re-creates not only the text’s varied meter and rhyme but also its diverse tones and styles—dramatic and lyrical, reflective and farcical, pathetic and coarse, colloquial and soaring. His rendition of Faust is the first faithful, readable, and elegantly written translation of Goethe’s masterpiece available in English. At last, the Greenberg Faust is available in a single volume, together with a thoroughly updated translation, preface, and notes.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) was a German poet, novelist, playwright and politician. Martin Greenberg is best known for his translations of Goethe and von Kleist. He won a citation from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters and received the Harold Morton Landon Verse Translation Award from the American A...
Title:Faust: A Tragedy, Parts One And Two, Fully Revised
Product dimensions:496 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 1.12 in
Shipping dimensions:496 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 1.12 in
Published:July 29, 2014
Publisher:Yale University Press
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780300189698

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