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Goethe's Faust
Goethe's Faust | Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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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" in a vital, rhythmic American idiom that carefully preserves the grandeur, integrity, and poetic immediacy of Goethe's words.
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Jari-chan
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#Germany = Goethe (and Schiller). Goethe = Faust. Faust = Mephisto. Mephisto = one of my favourite characters in literature

#LetsTravelAugust

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Malisa
Goethe's Faust | Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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I must admit, I laughed very hard

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Seshat
Goethe's Faust | Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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Another recent acquisition with the Delacroix illustration s. Brainpickings is really bad for running up the credit card statements that way.

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Seshat
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Why all this noise, sir? What can I do for you?