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Faust
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
0140449019
Jan 2006
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Book Description
Goethe viewed the writing of poetry as essentially autobiographical, and the works selected in this volume represent more than sixty years in the life of the poet. In early poems such as "Prometheus," he rails against religion in an almost ecstatic fervor, while "To the Moon" is an enigmatic meditation on the end of a love affair. The Roman Elegies show Goethe’s use of Classical meters in an homage to ancient Rome and its poets, and "The Diary," suppressed for more than a century, is a narrative poem whose eroticism is combined with its morality. In selections from Faust, arguably his greatest and most personal work, Goethe creates an exhilarating depiction of humankind’s eternal search for truth.

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Faust
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
0385031149
June 1961
Paperback
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Book Description
The best translation of Faust available, this volume provides the original German text and its English counterpart on facing pages. Walter Kaufmann's translation conveys the poetic beauty and rhythm as well as the complex depth of Goethe's language. Includes Part One and selections from Part Two.

Language Notes
Text: English, German (translation)

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Selected Poetry
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
0140424563
Jan 2006
Paperback
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Faust
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
0192835955
October 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
This new translation, in rhymed verse, of Goethe's Faust--one of the greatest dramatic and poetic masterpieces of European literature--preserves the essence of Goethe's meaning without resorting either to an overly literal, archaic translation or to an overly modern idiom. It remains the
nearest "equivalent" rendering of the German ever achieved.


Faust
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
0393972828
October 2000
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
Walter Arndt's translation of Faust reproduces the sense of the German original and Goethe's enormously varied metrics and rhyme schemes. 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. About the series: No other series...


Faust
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
0140440127
June 1950
Paperback
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From the Publisher
Goethe's masterpiece and perhaps the greatest work in German literature, Faust has made the legendary German alchemist one of the central myths of the Western world. Here indeed is a monumental Faust, an audacious man boldly wagering with the devil, Mephistopheles, that no magic, sensuality, experience or knowledge can lead him to a moment he would wish to last forever. Here, in Faust, Part 1, the tremendous versatility of Goethe's genius creates some of the most beautiful passages in literature. Here too we experience Goethe's characteristic humor, the excitement and eroticism of the witches' Walpurgis Night, and the moving emotion of Gretchen's tragic fate.This newly revised edition, which offers Peter Salm's wonderfully readable translation as well as the original German on facing pages, brings us...


Faust
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
1404302425
February 2002
Hardcover
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Language Notes
Text: English, German (translation) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


Faust
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
0140440933
Feb 1960
Paperback
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Faust: Parts One and Two, Vol. 18
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
0826407250
November 1993
Paperback
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Book Description
Goethe's masterpiece translated by the eminent English poet and translator Louis MacNeice.


Italian Journey
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
0140442332
Dec 1992
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Book Description
Containing the letters and diaries that Goethe wrote during his journey to Italy at age thirty-seven, Italian Journey reveals his tremendous range of interests. His writings cover literature, art history and his own struggle to be a painter, various sciences and political events, personal encounters, and the Italian landscape. "In Rome," Goethe wrote, "I first found myself, for the first time I achieved inner harmony...." For Goethe the writer, this temporal and spiritual journey was at the root of his development from Sturm und Drang to classicism, a decisive point in his life and the history of German literature. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Language Notes
Text: English, German (translation) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable...


Elective Affinities
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
0140442421
Oct 1978
Paperback
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Book Description
Elective Affinities was written when Goethe was sixty and long established as Germany's literary giant. This is a new edition of his penetrating study of marriage and passion, bringing together four people in an inexorable manner. The novel asks whether we have free will or not and confronts
its characters with the monstrous consequences of repressing what little "real life" they have in themselves, a life so far removed from their natural states that it appears to them as something terrible and destructive. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Language Notes
Text: English, German (translation)


Sorrows of Young Werther
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
014044503X
August 1989
Paperback
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Book Description
One of the world's first best-sellers, this tragic masterpiece attained an instant and lasting success upon its 1774 publication. A sensitive exploration of the mind of a young artist, the tale addresses age-old questions—the meaning of love, of death, and the possibility of redemption—in the form of Werther's alternately joyful and despairing letters about his unrequited love. Goethe's portrayal of a character who struggles to reconcile his artistic sensibilities with the demands of the objective world proved tremendously influential to subsequent writers and continues to speak to modern readers.


Faust, Vol. 2
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
0192836366
July 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
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.

Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: German --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


Maxims and Reflections
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
0140447202
Mar 1999
Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: German

Card catalog description
Throughout his long, hectic and astonishingly varied life, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) would jot down his passing thoughts on theatre programmes, visiting cards, draft manuscripts and even bills... Goethe was probably the last true 'Renaissance Man'. Although employed as a Privy Councillor at the Duke of Weimar's court, where he helped oversee major mining, road-building and irrigation projects, he also painted, directed plays, carried out research in anatomy, botany and optics - and still found time to produce masterpieces in every literary genre. His 1,413 maxims and reflections reveal not only some of his deepest thoughts on art, ethics, literature and natural science, but also his...


Faust, Part 1: Translated by Randall Jarrell, Vol. 1
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
0641533462

Paperback
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Book Description
Randall Jarrell's translation of Faust is one of his most important achievements. In 1957 he inscribed Goethe's motto on the first page of his notebook--"Ohne Hast aber ohne Rast" ("Without haste but without rest")--and from then until his death in 1965 he worked on the masterpiece of his "own favorite daemon, dear good great Goethe." His intent was to make the German poetry free, unrhymed poetry in English. He all but finished the job before he died, and the few lines that remained untouched--"Gretchen's Room"--were rendered into English by Robert Lowell. This elegant new edition features numerous beautiful line drawings and jacket lettering by the renowned Czech artist Peter Sís, author of the award-winning books Starry Messenger: Galileo Galilei and Tibet: Through the Red Box.


Romantic Fairy Tales
Various
0140447326
Dec 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
The German Romantic movement arose in response to the turmoil of the French Revolution and to the Enlightenment's emphasis on science and reason. Nostalgia for the past and a fascination with mysticism and medivialism caused a group of writers to adopt the foremost form of the Kunstmar or "literary fairy tales." This collection, vividly illustrating the development of German Romanticism, presents four of the genre's key texts that still have the power to enchant and disturb. Goethe's The Fairy Tale (1795)--an ethereal story of prophecy and resurrection--helped establish of the genre. Ludwig Tieck's Eckbert the Fair (1792) is a dark story of incest and murder. Friedrich de la Motte Fouque describes the unhappy fate of a wood nymph with the soul of a woman in Undine (1811). In The Tale of Honest...


Faust: Part One
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
0553213482
January 1994
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Description
Goethe's masterpiece and perhaps the greatest work in German literature, Faust has made the legendary German alchemist one of the central myths of the Western world.  Here indeed is a monumental Faust, an audacious man boldly wagering with the devil, Mephistopheles, that no magic, sensuality, experience or knowledge can lead him to a moment he would wish to last forever.  Here, in Faust, Part 1, the tremendous versatility of Goethe's genius creates some of the most beautiful passages in literature.  Here too we experience Goethe's characteristic humor, the excitement and eroticism of the witches' Walpurgis Night, and the moving emotion of Gretchen's tragic fate.



This newly revised edition, which offers Peter Salm's wonderfully readable translation as...


Faust, Vol. 1
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
0486280462
August 1994
Paperback
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Book Description
Enduring legend of the old philosopher who sells his soul to the devil in exchange for knowledge and power. Retold here profoundly, in poetic form, by one of the giants of world literature.

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