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"Faust. Der Tragödie erster Teil" (kurz Faust I) von Johann Wolfgang von Goethe gilt als das bedeutendste und meistzitierte Werk der deutschen Literatur. Die veröffentlichte Tragödie greift die Geschichte des historischen Doktor Faustus auf. Faust: A Tragedy, Parts One and Two, Fully Revised | Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, Greenberg, Martin | ISBN: | Kostenloser Versand für alle. Page - Wenn ich ein Vöglein war Und auch zwei Flüglein hätt, Flog ich zu dir​; Weil's aber nicht kann sein, Bleib ich allhier. Bin ich gleich weit von dir, Bin ich. Faust: a tragedy. Front Cover · Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, - pages. 1 Review. Seite 79 - When thus I hail the Moment flying: "Ah, still delay — thou art so fair!" Then bind me in thy bonds undying, My final ruin then declare! Then let the.

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Faust: A Tragedy, Band 1. Cover. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Houghton, Mitllin Company, 1 Rezension. Im Buch. Was andere dazu sagen - Rezension. Seite 79 - When thus I hail the Moment flying: "Ah, still delay — thou art so fair!" Then bind me in thy bonds undying, My final ruin then declare! Then let the. Faust: a tragedy. Front Cover · Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, - pages. 1 Review.

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Then let my knell no longer linger, Then from my service thou art free, Fall from the clock the index-finger, Be time all over, then, for me! Seite The sight no health can bring, It is a magic shape, an idol, no live thing.

At first Faust refuses, but the devil draws him into a wager, saying that he will show Faust things he has never seen. They sign a pact agreeing that if Mephistopheles can give Faust a moment in which he no longer wishes to strive, but begs for that moment to continue, can he win Faust's soul:.

Werd ich zum Augenblicke sagen: Verweile doch! Du bist so schön! Dann magst du mich in Fesseln schlagen, Dann will ich gern zugrunde gehn!

If the swift moment I entreat: Tarry a while! You are so fair! Then forge the shackles to my feet, Then I will gladly perish there! Then let them toll the passing-bell, Then of your servitude be free, The clock may stop, its hands fall still, And time be over then for me!

In this, and the rest of the drama, Mephistopheles leads Faust through the "small" and "great" worlds. Specifically, the "small world" is the topic of Faust I , while the "great world", escaping also the limitations of time, is reserved for Faust II.

These scenes confirm what was clear to Faust in his overestimation of his strength: he cannot lose the bet, because he will never be satisfied, and thus will never experience the "great moment" Mephistopheles has promised him.

Mephistopheles appears unable to keep the pact, since he prefers not to fulfill Faust's wishes, but rather to separate him from his former existence.

He never provides Faust what he wants, instead he attempts to infatuate Faust with superficial indulgences, and thus enmesh him in deep guilt.

In the scene in Auerbach's Cellar , Mephistopheles takes Faust to a tavern, where Faust is bored and disgusted by the drunken revelers. Mephistopheles realizes his first attempt to lead Faust to ruin is aborted, for Faust expects something different.

In a magic mirror, Faust sees the image of a woman, presumably similar to the paintings of the nude Venus by Italian Renaissance masters like Titian or Giorgione , which awakens within him a strong erotic desire.

In contrast to the scene in Auerbach's Cellar, where men behaved as animals, here the witch's animals behave as men. Faust spies Margarete, known as "Gretchen", on the street in her town, and demands Mephistopheles procure her for him.

Mephistopheles foresees difficulty, due to Margarete's uncorrupted nature. He leaves jewellery in her cabinet, arousing her curiosity.

Margarete brings the jewellery to her mother, who is wary of its origin, and donates it to the Church, much to Mephistopheles's fury. Mephistopheles leaves another chest of jewellery in Gretchen's house.

Gretchen innocently shows the jewellery to her neighbour Marthe. Marthe advises her to secretly wear the jewellery there, in her house.

Mephistopheles brings Marthe the news that her long absent husband has died. After telling the story of his death to her, she asks him to bring another witness to his death in order to corroborate it.

He obliges, having found a way for Faust to encounter Gretchen. At the garden meeting, Marthe flirts with Mephistopheles, and he is at pains to reject her unconcealed advances.

Gretchen confesses her love to Faust, but she knows instinctively that his companion Mephistopheles has improper motives. Faust's monologue is juxtaposed with Gretchen's soliloquy at the spinning wheel in the following scene.

This monologue is connected thematically with Faust's opening monologue in his study; he directly addresses the Earth Spirit. Gretchen is at her spinning wheel , thinking of Faust.

The text of this scene was notably put to music by Franz Schubert in the lied Gretchen am Spinnrade , Op. Gretchen presents Faust with the famous question "What is your way about religion, pray?

Faust gives Gretchen a bottle containing a sleeping potion to give to her mother. Catastrophically, the potion turns out to be poisonous, and the tragedy takes its course.

In the following scenes, Gretchen has the first premonitions that she is pregnant as a result of Faust's seduction. Gretchen and Lieschen's discussion of an unmarried mother, in the scene at the Well, confirms the reader's suspicion of Gretchen's pregnancy.

Her guilt is shown in the final lines of her speech: "Now I myself am bared to sin! Was so innocent, was so dear! The battle for one man's soul and the struggle between two opposite realms, not to mention the corruption of power, give the story a lot of depth alone, but von Goethe's writing also includes a lot of weird albeit fun happenings throughout, as well.

I'm glad I was able to find the full version of the book. My school's bookstore only sells it in separate halves for some reason so I ordered a copy online instead.

I'm glad I read this if only because my preconceptions of this work have been shattered. It's not loaded with philosophy, in fact there are hardly any abstruse passages.

It's got a modern feel; according to Kaufmann's introduction, earlier Victorian translations are what made it seem not: I pictured Brecht puppets in many of the scenes.

It's funny; humor runs almost throughout especially in the speech of Mephisto, who, of course, is more entertaining than Faust.

The language can be colloquial I'm glad I read this if only because my preconceptions of this work have been shattered. The language can be colloquial and even a bit bawdy.

The end of the first part is particularly lyrical and it certainly owes quite a bit to the madness of Shakespeare's Ophelia.

I don't know German, but I liked being able to glance over to the opposite page to see what the original looked like when a translated word or phrase caught my fancy.

This edition, for the inclusion of the original text and the impressive translation at least it was to me , probably deserves 5 stars.

View all 8 comments. Shelves: drama. Senior year at Grinnell College was an intellectual idyll. Days were spent studying in a private library cubicle, evenings working as a bartender at the college's pub, nights writing at my desk or reading abed.

Faust was read aloud, partly because the translation was beautiful, partly because Part Two was so boring that reading it this way was necessary in order to stay awake.

This Senior year at Grinnell College was an intellectual idyll. This method kept me immersed in Faust for months. That, the contemporaneous immersion in the bible, and the extensive study of German philosophy during the day encouraged a certain earnest purposiveness.

I felt like Faust. I had two girlfriends that senior year. The first, a resident of our off-campus project house, Susan, left school for NYC before the second semester.

The second, Janny, stayed with me through the move to New York after graduation. Susan was a Gretchen-like figure who would sleep beside me as I read into the wee hours.

Janny was even more Faustian than I. Rather than being libidinously distracted from work, the presence of these two women, each in different ways, encouraged it.

Except for the months between the first semester and meeting Janny towards the end of the second, I was not yearning for love or thinking about romantic relationships except in a sublimated, religio-philosophical vein.

Indeed, even during those intervening months, the one erotic interest that arose was treated as something more world-historical than personal, the object of my interest, Mindy, never knowing of it.

That was intentional. I thought myself beyond such quotidian concerns and intended the sublimation, thinking of it in the terms of medieval alchemical spiritualism.

This self-inflation led, ultimately, to a protacted experience of the demonic, to concrete hallucinations which terrified me, popped the bubble and circumvented any possible deals with the devil.

In retrospect, the whole year was one of the best of my life and that was because of sedulous work and the grace of two women. Mar 04, Gabrielle Dubois rated it it was amazing Shelves: 19th-century.

The second reason is that I cannot read in German, obwohl ich ein wenig Deutsch spreche, lese und schreibe!

Goethe was so right! Nerval succeeded in translating poetry which I thought was impossible; and he did it in poetic alexandrines without missing the purpose of Goethe.

Let me choose the means to gently train him in my ways. God relies on the freedom he has put in Men for Faust to save himself.

Faust is an old man who has spent his life learning everything. But he realizes that the only thing he knows is that he knows nothing. He feels sorry for this.

God is infinite and contains in Him all creation. Faust would like to be the equal of God. I understand Faust: he is only a human being who wants more than he can.

He sought to understand everything, while forgetting to live. It was because he was aware of his weak human mind that knows so little, that he wanted to understand everything.

But his vainglory pushed him to work all his life to try to discover the secrets of the universe. And from the very first lines, shines by its absence the only thing that Faust did not learn in his books: happiness, how to be happy.

It is time to prove by actions that the dignity of man does not yield to the greatness of a God! And about the meaning of the words or how to use the words, Mephistopheles has his own and unique idea on the subject.

Like he has his own idea about studies: Eritis sicut Deus, bonum et malum scientes. That's worth its weight in jewels!

Goethe describes the working woman, the mother, the woman whose chores begin before daylight, last until the evening and even at night when the children are babies.

All men of the 19th century were not blind about the condition of women. About books: Can a book deliver the soul from its eternal thirst?

We are not consoled if consolation does not come from our own heart. All the knowledge of the world does not bring happiness: one must seek it and find it in oneself.

About ownership: Anything that does not serve is an unnecessary burden. Only the creation of the mind is useful. We need to be moved and to feel deeply immensity, and sometimes immensity is in the books.

So, let's not be afraid to read old books. Our mind is not so limited that a new word can disturb it. So many other deep, beautiful, poetic, magical or true thoughts are waiting for you in Faust and will do us good.

The first thing I have to mention before starting this review is that I had to punch in the edition information.

It features gilded pages possibly produced by a can of spray paint , a leather or leather like binding, a b The first thing I have to mention before starting this review is that I had to punch in the edition information.

It features gilded pages possibly produced by a can of spray paint , a leather or leather like binding, a built in book mark that feels like silk might be Rayon , and some delicious lithographs lifted from a German version.

So I planned on being a bit bored, but hoped still to be bedeviled, bewitched, bedazzled, and bespectacled. The first part you can guess; Dr.

So I felt hot on the trail when Faust and Mephistopheles make their first stop, at the bar. Next surprise: As soon as these fine, upstanding allegories are done hanging around the watering hole, they go searching for underage girl for Dr.

That might sound like a condition best treated with a topical ointment, but moments like the one above have me wondering where the great schism between the text of Faust, and the vague soul-for-knowledge-trading Faust in popular culture comes from.

Thinking along those lines, it makes some sense that at the time the book was written that the first thing a scholarly man of high virtue might be expected to do when given a free pass would be to a go to a place of low repute and b do his best to grab a bite of some unblemished peach.

The Proctophantasmist is apparently some guy who dissed our man Goethe but who was later discredited after he decided that applying leeches to his pooper cured his demonic possession, or something.

Well, ol' Wiley-G sure slapped the smile off of Pooper-Sucker's face by writing him into the play! This sort of bizarre commentary on currency is exactly why I signed up, and at this point the book was, if not growing on me, certainly weird enough to delight They vanish just as quickly while chorus groups have pages of lines, and events from the Iliad and Odyssey are heavily referenced Homeric fan-fiction really.

The drag in Faust comes in a section longer than entire plays, and considerably more of an eye-watering-yawn-inducer than other, better, plays using Greek mythology.

Satre's The Flies is a fine example of something better. Only highpoint: Faust seduces and knocks up others, they also die tragically after their children.

It's like the tragedy mentioned in the title is that Faust has lethal sperm, and the Devil is just hanging around because the Make a Wish Foundation sent him.

After turning away from said tragedy, again with apparent apathy, Faust becomes emperor and dies after planning to dredge a wetland.

Things get really Christian, except for some weird bits requiring a run to the dictionary, resulting in finds like this: Lemur nocturnal Madagascar mammal, , coined by Linnaeus, from L.

So called for its nocturnal habits and ghostly stares. And this happens: Shortly afterwards Mephistopheles finds himself distracted by the hind quarters of sweet little boys, and Faust makes it up to heaven with what one assumes is something like "a C, for trying.

This is to discourage you from reading the book. I mean, I get why this is important: it's one of the first major works in German to have a huge poetic scope and to reach back to the Greek world for inspiration.

Both of these would be critical for the education of some of my favorite Germans. It just that the second half, which Goethe wrote far later in life, is such a mind-numbing bore.

So please consider that, and the following as contributing influences to my two star review: This may or may not be amazing in German, or judging by reviews on this site, Arabic.

In English, with this translator, however, the pictures and rare pretty line are the only thing saving about half the book. Including while playing scrabble.

I've never been called on it either. Faust is not a member of the horticulture department. View all 7 comments. Jun 05, Prickle added it Shelves: poetry , favorites , norton.

What does this all mean? I have not been able to get this book out of my head. I very much like books such as Monte Cristo and Notre-Dame, but what good is it if they're forgotten the next instant?

I often notice that I am not French, so I will not condense this into a pretty aphorism that negates itself, useful as that often is in impressing the layman for a lack of profundity in my day-to-day life I often try to attach unasked-for importance to the books I read, now by far my most cherished a What does this all mean?

I often notice that I am not French, so I will not condense this into a pretty aphorism that negates itself, useful as that often is in impressing the layman for a lack of profundity in my day-to-day life I often try to attach unasked-for importance to the books I read, now by far my most cherished activity, in some metaphysical anticipation that this one will be the one to irrevocably change my life.

I was stunned by their erudition and insight, in their sincerity and irony, and the extent at which I realized I knew nothing about the world.

Their inspiration came unlooked for, but now, precisely because I try to look for this same influence in the new books I read, it never comes in the same fashion.

Buddenbrooks, Ficciones, and even Anna Karenina are excellent books, by God! Why else do so many of us want to experience something for the first time, or look with nostalgia on the past?

We must now either throw everything to the dogs and try something new, or to press on in hopes of that elusive something we have not yet experienced.

Perhaps one is the other? What, shouldn't you start your review already? Not everyone is as fond of riddles, confessions, and dramatic irony as you are.

I know it is the height of impudence to turn something as crass and inconsequential as a review into "art", but a few of my best reviews have done that curious thing, whether I intended it to or not, that reflects the very nature of the work I was writing the review for.

You who have read Faust may have already picked up on the connection between my experience and Goethe's tragedy. Did I really intend it? I certainly did not know going in.

I said in my review of Don Quixote that I would not write another review until I read another book that would greatly affect me perhaps I was dishonest in not writing a review for Petersburg and Pessoa; on a reread, surely!

But they are not school essays, for Christ's sake; one does not repackage something they already know, but learn more more about the book in their review.

It at least is a good litmus test that if I myself did not enjoy rereading my own review, it is rubbish, and this is useful to apply elsewhere. I do not even regret getting sidetracked, one must by necessity take some Faustian detours in order to reach the perfect ending.

Like Goethe himself, though the ending to Part I of the tragedy is pure devastation, Faust gets up, soliloquizes on the sunrise, and presses on against the wind.

What can keep a man down! It is much too crude to call Faust an allegory for a man's turbulent journey through life, but it is not wholly without support.

How the man can move from one subject to the next after a whole life of useless learning, nose in books, to love and war and money and the classical ideal!

Only does he not realize at the end that this activity is what pushes his soul along view spoiler [and what ultimately redeems it hide spoiler ] , how greatness is increased in him moment from moment, how we constantly reinvent ourselves, exactly as Goethe did with his literature, to arrive at a work of art.

So the force which would do evil, but constantly does good! Indeed this sneering Mephistopheles that has planted that seed of temptation in the heart of men has created everything as no perfect creator ever could.

This is that work of art which was composed throughout an entire lifetime, and if you do not see it as such appears fragmentary, but seen together is perfect as few works ever are.

Now I am a hypocrite myself, still bound to this seemingly closed-off world of book reading, but even my closest friends will remark that I was not the same person I was the year before, and in a year I will not be the same person I am now if I do not cease this vain pursuit.

But by all means: beautiful moment, do not pass! Perhaps none of my other reviews will be this personal it still is a great pleasure to talk about oneself, if one will admit such a thing , nor do I give concrete meaning that will be in any way meaningful to all readers see, this is the part where I negate myself , but it should serve as a literary landmark in the eyes of many.

I must admit I was slightly underwhelmed by Part I, thinking that without the pathos and general wackiness it was not as important as it was touted to be and not always hearing the most flattering things about the 2nd part approached with lessened enthusiasm, yet was all the more floored as a result by its surprising cohesiveness.

This is not a review of this specific edition, but the two parts from the excellent David Luke translation.

To think that this edition only has "fragments" of Part II! I highly encourage all to read the entirety of the second part and in general to not deprive yourself.

It is sometimes pleasant to find yourself in the hands of a master, and Goethe has a work of art that its end could be found in its beginning, if only one would really look!

It was a great pleasure to read this. I have not enjoyed the work of classic as much since I've read The Divine Comedy earlier this year.

The part of it might be because I've read it in Russian translation by wonderful Boris Pasternak , the poet and the Noble Prize winner for Doctor Zhivago.

The poetry of the translation is exceptional. I did not know that Faust was historical figure and he was the part of the German folklore for a long time before Goethe and his friends from the "Sturm und Drang" It was a great pleasure to read this.

I did not know that Faust was historical figure and he was the part of the German folklore for a long time before Goethe and his friends from the "Sturm und Drang" literary movement took his story as a theme of their own work.

Only Goethe's play has become famous. I would not try to analyse it. I just put a few brief observations. Probably not unusually, I've preferred the first part containing Margarita's story.

It was truly original in its plot and its conflict. The characters he has created since have become archetypical. The second part throws the net much wider, raises a lot more questions varying from the philosophy of the Antiquity to the creation of the artificial intelligence: "With the years passing, the crafty mind of a thinker will create an artificial mind".

But I enjoyed it less as I found it less innovative even if equally profound. Mainly, Goethe refers to the Antique characters following a well trodden path since at least Dante.

In his case though, the core story is related to Helen of Troy and Faust's obsession with her. Coming back to the first part, I was fascinated by one sentence Mephisto said which made his part in the story much more ambiguous and open for interpretation.

He said: "I am part of that power which eternally wills evil and eternally works good. The Russian is even more ambiguous: "I am a part of a force that creates good while wishing evil.

Bulgakov in his The Master and Margarita has created similar, even more amplified ambiguity for his Wolland. It has always puzzled me there.

I've read it relatively young and I was always thinking is Wolland a baddie or a goodie? It is difficult to say without going into too much of theological arguments.

But even that might not help with the literature. In general, i was amazed how much Bulgakov has taken from Goethe's story. I would never guess.

Maybe it is time to re-read him with this hindsight. Goethe- what a poet, what a thinker! And my applauses to Pasternak as well.

Then you may forge your chains to bind me. View all 10 comments. I get it, it's impressive. Any epic poem is an incredible feat of creativity and perseverance.

But Lord have mercy, does anybody actually enjoy reading this? Part I is a barely understandable tale of Faust, a former physician and current scholar, who suffers from discontent.

So, he does what any one of us would do if, of course, we were in his shoes and sells his post-life soul to one of Satan's representatives.

Eventually, Faust's actions end up causing the death of many. That much I could fo I get it, it's impressive. That much I could follow, sort of. But Part II?

Yeah right. You didn't understand that. Nobody does. Was Goethe on mind-altering substances when he wrote that? I mean, he threw it all in: empires, Helena of Troy, shape-shifters, magical sub-surface ocean scenes, love and marriage, intrigue and disguise, and much more.

He put it all into a boiling pot of incomprehensible sludge and we were told to enjoy it because it is cultured to do so.

He suspects, however, that his attempts are failing. Frustrated, he ponders suicide, but rejects it as he hears the echo of nearby Easter celebrations begin.

He goes for a walk with his assistant Wagner and is followed home by a stray poodle. In Faust's study, the poodle transforms into Mephistopheles.

Faust makes an arrangement with him: Mephistopheles will do everything that Faust wants while he is here on Earth, and in exchange Faust will serve the Devil in Hell.

Faust's arrangement is that if he is pleased enough with anything Mephistopheles gives him that he wants to stay in that moment forever, then he will die in that moment.

When Mephistopheles tells Faust to sign the pact with blood, Faust complains that Mephistopheles does not trust Faust's word of honor.

In the end, Mephistopheles wins the argument and Faust signs the contract with a drop of his own blood.

Faust has a few excursions and then meets Margaret also known as Gretchen. He is attracted to her and with jewelry and with help from a neighbor, Martha, Mephistopheles draws Gretchen into Faust's arms.

With Mephistopheles' aid, Faust seduces Gretchen. Gretchen's mother dies from a sleeping potion , administered by Gretchen to obtain privacy so that Faust could visit her.

Gretchen discovers she is pregnant. Gretchen's brother condemns Faust, challenges him and falls dead at the hands of Faust and Mephistopheles.

Gretchen drowns her illegitimate child and is convicted of the murder. Faust tries to save Gretchen from death by attempting to free her from prison.

Rich in classical allusion, in Part Two the romantic story of the first Faust is put aside, and Faust wakes in a field of fairies to initiate a new cycle of adventures and purpose.

The piece consists of five acts relatively isolated episodes each representing a different theme. Ultimately, Faust goes to Heaven, for he loses only half of the bet.

Throughout Part One , Faust remains unsatisfied; the ultimate conclusion of the tragedy and the outcome of the wagers are only revealed in Faust, Part Two.

The first part represents the "small world" and takes place in Faust's own local, temporal milieu. In contrast, Part Two takes place in the "wide world" or macrocosmos.

Clair, and Elinor Shaffer provide a lengthy rebuttal to Burwick and McKusick, offering evidence including Coleridge's repeated denials that he had ever translated Faustus and arguing that Goethe's letter to his son was based on misinformation from a third party [7] Coleridge's fellow Romantic Percy Bysshe Shelley produced admired [8] fragments of a translation first publishing Part One Scene II in The Liberal magazine in , with "Scene I" in the original, the "Prologue in Heaven" being published in the first edition of his Posthumous Poems by Mary Shelley in In —71, Bayard Taylor published an English translation in the original metres.

In , the Irish dramatist W. Calvin Thomas published translations of Part 1 in and Part 2 in In , Stephen Phillips and J.

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Gretchen is at her spinning wheel , thinking of Faust. The text of this scene was notably put to music by Franz Schubert in the lied Gretchen am Spinnrade , Op.

Gretchen presents Faust with the famous question "What is your way about religion, pray? Faust gives Gretchen a bottle containing a sleeping potion to give to her mother.

Catastrophically, the potion turns out to be poisonous, and the tragedy takes its course. In the following scenes, Gretchen has the first premonitions that she is pregnant as a result of Faust's seduction.

Gretchen and Lieschen's discussion of an unmarried mother, in the scene at the Well, confirms the reader's suspicion of Gretchen's pregnancy. Her guilt is shown in the final lines of her speech: "Now I myself am bared to sin!

Was so innocent, was so dear! She uses the opening of the Stabat Mater , a Latin hymn from the thirteenth-century thought to be authored by Jacopone da Todi.

Valentine, Gretchen's brother, is enraged by her liaison with Faust and challenges him to a duel.

Guided by Mephistopheles, Faust defeats Valentine, who curses Gretchen just before he dies. Gretchen seeks comfort in the church, but she is tormented by an Evil Spirit who whispers in her ear, reminding her of her guilt.

This scene is generally considered to be one of the finest in the play. Gretchen ultimately falls into a faint.

A folk belief holds that during the Walpurgis Night Walpurgisnacht on the night of 30 April—the eve of the feast day of Saint Walpurga —witches gather on the Brocken mountain, the highest peak in the Harz Mountains, and hold revels with the Devil.

The celebration is a Bacchanalia of the evil and demonic powers. At this festival, Mephistopheles draws Faust from the plane of love to the sexual plane, to distract him from Gretchen's fate.

Mephistopheles is costumed here as a Junker and with cloven hooves. Mephistopheles lures Faust into the arms of a naked young witch, but he is distracted by the sight of Medusa , who appears to him in "his lov'd one's image": a "lone child, pale and fair", resembling "sweet Gretchen".

The first of these two brief scenes is the only section in the published drama written in prose, and the other is in irregular unrhymed verse.

Faust has apparently learned that Gretchen has drowned the newborn child in her despair, and has been condemned to death for infanticide.

Now she awaits her execution. Faust feels culpable for her plight and reproaches Mephistopheles, who however insists that Faust himself plunged Gretchen into perdition: "Who was it that plunged her to her ruin?

I or you? Mephistopheles procures the key to the dungeon, and puts the guards to sleep, so that Faust may enter. Gretchen is no longer subject to the illusion of youth upon Faust, and initially does not recognize him.

Faust attempts to persuade her to escape, but she refuses because she recognizes that Faust no longer loves her, but pities her.

When she sees Mephistopheles, she is frightened and implores to heaven: "Judgment of God! To thee my soul I give! Mephistopheles pushes Faust from the prison with the words: "She now is judged!

Gretchen's salvation, however, is proven by voices from above: "Is saved! From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. First part of the tragic play Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

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Gespräche mit Goethe. I've read it relatively young and I was always thinking is Wolland a baddie or a goodie? It is difficult to say without going into too much of theological arguments.

But even that might not help with the literature. In general, i was amazed how much Bulgakov has taken from Goethe's story. I would never guess.

Maybe it is time to re-read him with this hindsight. Goethe- what a poet, what a thinker! And my applauses to Pasternak as well.

Then you may forge your chains to bind me. View all 10 comments. I get it, it's impressive. Any epic poem is an incredible feat of creativity and perseverance.

But Lord have mercy, does anybody actually enjoy reading this? Part I is a barely understandable tale of Faust, a former physician and current scholar, who suffers from discontent.

So, he does what any one of us would do if, of course, we were in his shoes and sells his post-life soul to one of Satan's representatives.

Eventually, Faust's actions end up causing the death of many. That much I could fo I get it, it's impressive. That much I could follow, sort of.

But Part II? Yeah right. You didn't understand that. Nobody does. Was Goethe on mind-altering substances when he wrote that? I mean, he threw it all in: empires, Helena of Troy, shape-shifters, magical sub-surface ocean scenes, love and marriage, intrigue and disguise, and much more.

He put it all into a boiling pot of incomprehensible sludge and we were told to enjoy it because it is cultured to do so.

Well, I dissent. Although the meaning and many of the ideas of this work are remarkable, the delivery is painful.

One star for writing hundreds of pages, and another for rhyming all the while. View all 5 comments. Shelves: free-literature , e-books , read , gutenberg , drama , mtbr-challenge , fictionth-century , classics , german-literature , proofreading.

MOOC's, educational materials, Free download available at Project Gutenberg. I made the proofing for Free Literature and it will be published by Project Gutenberg.

The original file is provided by Gallica - Biblioteque Nationale de France. Voici un extrait de la lettre que M.

I love the Faust myth by Goethe. It has engendered hundreds of imitations in literature my favorite being Thomas Mann's Dr Faustus and opera Busoni's is the craziest, Gounod's probably the loudest and movies well, too many to even name.

I have read various English translations and never been able to read the original German much to my regret. Nonetheless, it is an essential read.

This was a challenge, both in making myself tackle Part 2 as well as Part 1, and in choosing the most difficult of the translations that I have collected over the years.

At the same time, the resulting English does not read easily, which means that I prob This is a review of the Walter Arndt translation in the Norton Critical Edition.

At the same time, the resulting English does not read easily, which means that I probably read most pages twice. But well worth it.

A very great bonus here is the Norton critical edition. He is so articulate and reasoned in his opinion that you must translate as closely as possible to the form of the original.

They do, of course, and properly so; for it implies no reproach to either poet or translator to recognize that assonance, sonority, rhythm, rhyme, on the one hand, and syntax, grammar, phonology, semasiology of the linguistic code, on the other, are all hierarchical degrees and ranges of restriction.

They are weights, arms, and torques of the artistic balance between freedom and necessity of expression. Luckily he is also a very good poet, so that while the language may at times be a little difficult to penetrate, it is almost never lead-footed or clumsy.

Much of the poetry is truly beautiful. Arndt is also funny and scathing in his attitude toward those who translate more loosely, never hesitating to name names.

He must have been a real popular guy at academic conferences. To an artist who has it at his command, and to the reader or listener who knows the original, it was clearly the sole solution which could do elementary justice to the stringent demands of the model.

What could be plainer than the fact that in the transference, the bringing home of a work of poetry from another language, fidelity and prose are mutually exclusive goals?

Only the sort of musty, once-modish prejudice aired in TLS offers some clue to why many translators and reviewers seem unable to grasp that simple truth Besides all else it is, this poem is a sovereign Glasperlenspiel , by the magister ludi of German literature Arndt, of course, has the luxury of writing for an audience that is highly motivated to work through his poetry.

Most of his readers will already know the poem, or will be in a classroom with an instructor guiding them scene by scene.

There are also footnotes on the relevant pages, and 35 pages of Interpretive Notes in a font so small I cannot bring myself to read them.

That is one drawback of the edition; the font is small and the pages dense. Both contributed to my inability to read for more than 15 pages or so at a time.

My main intent in this review is to offer a comparison of the several different translations I own, to help potential readers sort out which one they might want.

But I also want to mention the wealth of critical material in the second half of the edition. So, to the comparison. From Part I, in the study where Faust is about to make his pact with Mephistopheles.

First the German, then the translations, moving from the ones that adhere most closely to the original to those that are looser.

Verlucht voraus die hohe Meinung, Womit der Geist sich selbst umfangt! Verflucht das Blenden der Erscheinung, Die sich an unsre Sinne drangt! Arndt Norton Critical Edition : My curse I hurl on all that spangles The mind with dazzling make-belief, With lures and blandishments entangles The soul within this cave of grief!

Accursed, to start, the smug delusion Whereby the mind itself ensnares! Cursed, brash phenomenal intrusion That blinds the senses unawares!

Walter Kaufman Anchor : I now curse all that would enamor The human soul with lures and lies, Enticing it with flattering glamour To live on in this cave of sighs.

Cursed be the lofty self-opinion With which the mind itself deludes! A curse first on the high presences of our own intellectual pride!

I curse above all that false self-exaltation with which the mind befuddles itself. Cursed be the blinding of illusion that wraps our senses.

Baccalaureus: Dies ist der Jugend edelster Beruf! Mit mir begann der Mond des Wechsels Lauf. Da schmuckte sich der Tag auf meinen Wegen, die Erde grünte, blühte mir entengen.

The world was not until I made it be; I guided up the sun from out the sea; The moon began her changing course with me; And lo! Wayne: This is the noblest call for youthful soul!

The world was not, until I made it whole; I raised the sun from oceans where it lay; For me the moon began her changeful way; The day stood forth in beauty at my feet, The green earth blossomed my approach to greet.

I also want to mention another resource, particularly if you are going to attempt to read the original German.

This is a three volume study version for English-speaking students of German, with extensive introductions and notes in English, the German text, and a full vocabulary volume.

That is true. After all this reading I am still befuddled. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe brought together allegory, mythology, and elements of magical realism to create his epic play Faust.

A very brief synopsis is: Faust, a learned gentleman, is burned out and seeks more in life. He feels like something is missing in his life, so he makes a deal with the devil to sell his soul if the devil can give him something which he never wants to end.

The devil takes the deal and the play follows different ways that Faust seeks that ultimate carnal knowledge and utopia which he thinks his soul is lacking.

The character Mephistopheles the devil incarnate was interesting and entertaining. I have to say that I enjoyed the 1st part of Faust much more than the 2nd half.

The 1st part made more sense and was easier to follow. The 2nd part was honestly over my head. When I get into Greek mythology and references to that I just have a lot of trouble following and comprehending or caring for that matter.

It was very difficult for me to slog through certain parts. Faust had its moments of brilliance. The contrasting of the characters Faust and Homunculus was interesting.

The play also felt a lot like Macbeth with the witches and Walpurgis Night scenes. Would I recommend Faust?

Yes on part 1 which stands by itself. What a fun read!!! I went into it expecting poetry and denseness Instead it's a great romp with an imp and a poet.

I can see why it inspired so many retellings! Sheer fun and tonnes of jokes for us layfolk to chew on. My super fun review, if it doesn't charge you up to read it Apr 12, Furrawn rated it it was amazing.

I had forgotten just how incredible this book is I found myself writing lines down to try and memorize View all 22 comments.

Jan 09, sologdin rated it really liked it Shelves: sympathy-for-the-devil , of-best-sentence-and-moost-solaas.

The absent masses, and the absent master. This writing thus knows but one unrest, as two souls war within the text.

RSB]; Oh never learn to know the other! Two souls, alas, are dwelling in my breast, And one is striving [NB] to forsake its brother.

Unto the world in grossly loving zest, With clinging tendrils, one adheres; The other rises forcibly in quest Of rarefied ancestral spheres.

He plainly associates the oikos, "our narrow den" with how the "light pervades our breast [Busen] again" , signifying a sophrosyne of sorts "fills the heart that knows itself" , the condition of possibility for "Reason again begins to speak" --the repetitive 'again' indicating that outside the oikos, the polis, works against these interests, which he endeavors to seek Two souls.

On the basis of unrequited desire: The god that dwells within my heart [Busen] Can stir my depths, I cannot hide-- Rules all my powers with relentless art, But cannot move the world outside; And thus existence is for me a weight, Death is desirable, and life I hate.

Faustus by contrast wants a bed of roses. Some haggling over the agreement here, which amounts to putting Faust in fetters and freeing Mephisto ff.

Another contrast with Marlowe. F is unable to do this, or unwilling—sorcery as very plainly cipher for labor power. I do not know you any more.

Two souls war within his breast indeed! As in Dante, Faust may be subjugating reason to appetite? Marlowe —radical absence, as in the dedication.

Too much. Like a mountain overwhelms. Infinite riches in a little room. Wealth hid within the massy entrails of the earth.

Jan 25, Khashayar Mohammadi rated it really liked it Shelves: german-lit , classics , plays , faith-spirituality , mythology-folklore. Goethe's Faust is as impressive as Walter Kaufman's masterful translation.

If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. Apr 06, Mia rated it liked it Shelves: cant-beat-the-classics , had-to-read-for-class , amorality-and-antiheroes , translated.

So much has been written about this great work that I really have nothing to add to the conversation except the admittedly childish observation that when the characters narrate their sword fights it sounds hilariously sexual.

What could that So much has been written about this great work that I really have nothing to add to the conversation except the admittedly childish observation that when the characters narrate their sword fights it sounds hilariously sexual.

What could that be? My hand is getting lame. Well, I loved it. I loved it so much I read it twice, the second time annotating, and I spent so much time on it, I knew that I would not read as many books in as I wanted, because I spend all November and December writing.

Goethe is probably one of my favorite writers and thinkers. He did not invent Faust, but he reinvented him so well, that we will always think he created the myth.

It's personal for me. I wonder what Shelley thought when he heard of it. I wonder how people of that time emb Well, I loved it.

I wonder how people of that time embraced it. And it still resonates. Aug 03, Paul D. I hated, hated, hated this book.

I liked the language and poetry of the translation I read. I hated the moral. Unreconstructed, unrepentant, gross, nihilistic Romanticism. This book is evil.

It teaches that striving is what matters. Faust strives in seduction, fraud, war, debauchery, empire-building, and exploitation of nature.

For this he is redeemed. Apparently the b I hated, hated, hated this book. Apparently the book is extremely well structured and cultured.

The poetry mimics different kinds of classical plays and poems. It is absolutely bursting with allusions and references to classical figures and stories like the guts out of a fat, distended corpse.

Who cares? A parade of pedantic trivial minutiae does not gain profundity from its obscurantism. Whole chunks and sections of the book were simply impenetrable without notes.

That is less sophisticated writing than the literary equivalent to name-dropping insecurity. One portion truly bothered me. Faust and Helen, representatives of German and Classical culture, marry and have a son.

The hybrid is what Faust and a generation of German intellectuals tried to create. Euphorion is a figure of overweening striving, one who reaches beyond the bounds of mortality.

The German-classical hybrid, Faust seems to say, is nearly divine. Euphorion plunges to his death—but it is portrayed as heroic. If our culture is the divine one, then the other human cultures are sub-standard, and we have an obligation to spread ours to others, whether others accept it willingly or not.

Faust was a proto-fascist. Jun 05, Mar rated it liked it. To catch but shifting shapes was his endeavor: The latest, poorest, emptiest Moment —this, — He wished to hold it fast forever.

Me he resisted in such vigorous wise, But Time is lord, on earth the old man lies. The clock stands still— " Mephistopheles. This weird, beautiful, complicated play was the work of Goethe's entire life; he wrote it over 60 years, and I doubt he was done when he died.

Part II was published posthumously in ; it had his, uh, prehumous approval, but that doesn't mean he wouldn't have been happy to spend another ten years tweaking it.

To call it an exploration of the Faust myth seems almost like an insult; it's more the distillation of everything he knew and believed, framed loosely by Faust.

Kaufmann's version preserves Goethe's metres and rhyme schemes, but objected to translating all of Part Two into English, believing that "To let Goethe speak English is one thing; to transpose into English his attempt to imitate Greek poetry in German is another.

In August , Boris Pasternak 's Russian translation of the first part led him to be attacked in the Soviet literary journal Novy Mir.

The attack read in part,. In response, Pasternak wrote to the exiled daughter of Marina Tsvetaeva ,. There has been much concern over an article in Novy Mir denouncing my Faust on the grounds that the gods, angels, witches, spirits, the madness of poor Gretchen, and everything 'irrational' has been rendered much too well, while Goethe's ' progressive ' ideas what are they?

But I have a contract to do the second part as well! I don't know how it will all end. Fortunately, it seems that the article won't have any practical effect.

Martin Greenberg 's translations have been credited with capturing the poetic feel of the original. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Play by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Main article: Faust, Part One. Main article: Faust, Part Two. Books portal Literature portal. Chautauqua, NY: Chautauqua Press.

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