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

  • Title: Faust, Part Two
  • Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe David Luke
  • ISBN: 9780192836366
  • Page: 483
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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.

    Faust, Part Two Faust, Part Two Der Tragdie zweiter Teil in fnf Akten , is the second part of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe s Faust It was published in , the year of Goethe s death Because of its complexity in form and content, it is usually not read in German schools, although the first part commonly is. Faust Part Two Faust Faust, Part Two by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Faust, Part Two Goethe s Faust 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. Faust, Part Two Republished WIKI Faust The Second Part of the Tragedy German Faust Der Tragdie zweiter Teil in fnf Akten , is the second part of the tragic play Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.It was published in , the year of Goethe s death. Faust Part Two The World s Classics Pt In contrast to the clear cut plot of Part One, Faust Part Two is a confusion of strange allegories and cryptic scenes that can often prove tedious to read, and therefore it is no surprise Goethe s admirers found it difficult to comprehend and appreciate. Faust Part Two Summary Study Guide BookRags Part Two by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Faust, Part II, is the continuation of the Faust story after the death of Gretchen in Part I Goethe wrote Part II several decades after he finished Part I and there is a marked difference in themes.

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    1. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe David Luke

      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% more 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 more sophisticated, to be sure but it lacks the vibran [...]

    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 [...]

    4. Para os leitores médios como eu, isto é, aqueles não versados em crítica literária ou profundos conhecedores da mitologia greco-romana, a segunda parte do Fausto de Goethe é potencialmente irritante. Quem se aventura por esse monumental segundo volume, bastante grosso na edição bilíngue da Editora 34, provavelmente teve sua curiosidade atiçada pela primeira parte da tragédia, mais curta e que condensa altas doses de dramaticidade própria do romantismo alemão em um período históric [...]

    5. Dok prvi (i opštepoznati) deo "Fausta" znam gotovo napamet, moram priznati da sam drugi tek sada pročitala po prvi put. Trenutni utisak je moguće svesti na sledeće reči:"drugačije. Klasično, jednako impresivno, ali, DRUGAČIJE". Prvi deo je (barem meni lično) i dalje upečatljiviji, snažniji, tragičniji. Drugi predstavlja Geteovu erudiciju na delu, sintezu svih elemenata antike, kako po galeriji njenih ličnosti koje uvodi, tako i po stilu, stihu, idejiodnosno, načinu na koji je izved [...]

    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 [...]

    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 itsel [...]

    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 more 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 cour [...]

    9. Faust II is in der Tat einer der schwersten literarischen Texte, die man lesen kann.Ich hab die Reclam-Version gelesen mit den dazugehörigen "Erläuterungen und Dokumente" und bei Gott, dass muss man auch, ansonsten würde man nicht mal 1/3 des Textes verstehen.Was mich wirklich gestört 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 Stück namens Faust möchte man mehr über de [...]

    10. A raiz de toda destruição do século XX, e que ainda perdura em vários lugares, está no homem Fáustico, que realiza um pacto com o mal para ter liberdade de perseguir seus desejos. Toda intervenção mágica de Mefistófeles pode ser representado pelo extraordinário avanço tecnológico, que deu ao superhomem sem limites morais o poder para subjugar o mundo e realizar seus sonhos. A tese de Goethe é que o mal se encontra a serviço do bem e por isso Fausto é salvo no final pela interven [...]

    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 [...]

    13. Al doilea volum îl depăşeşte pe primul atât în tensiunea dramatică, cât şi în ceea ce priveşte numeroasele referinţe mitologice. Faust e purtat aici prin timp şi spaţiu în câteva scene consistente, în care Goethe a reînviat şi renuanţat sute de făpturi mitice, dar şi zeităţi ale Antichităţii greceşti. "Şi-nchei cu tâlcu-nţelepciunii mele:E demn de libertate şi viaţăDoar cel ce zilnic luptă pentru ele."Sfârşitul emblematicului vrăjitor e adumbrit de confruntar [...]

    14. READ - ONLY IF HUMAN!Is KNOWLEDGE the answer to happy and fulfilled life? Don't we all strive to become more and more knowledgeable faster and faster? Well, no! Goethe claims. His tragic honored scholar Faust was devoured by a consuming eagerness for more 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 togethe [...]

    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 introd [...]

    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 more time with the adventures of Faust and Mephisto. This time going beyond what is a genre. [...]

    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. (الفصل الأول)وتبدأ الحياة الجديدة في قصر الامبراطور حيث ينعقد مجلس الدولة برئاسة الامبراطور للنظر في مشاكل الامبراطورية. ويجلس الامبراطور علي كرسي العرش يحيط به كوكبة من رجال البلاط، وعن يمينه يجلس المنجم.ويمثل مفستوفيلس أمام الامبراطور الضعيف الارادة، الذي ليس له رغبة أو [...]

    20. 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 me [...]

    21. 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 [...]

    22. 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.

    23. 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.

    24. I read both part 1 and part 2 and it was REALLY tough going. Maybe I would have appreciated it more 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.

    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 mythica [...]

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