Faust: First Part

Faust: First Part

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Peter Salm / Dec 10, 2019

Faust First Part 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

  • Title: Faust: First Part
  • Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Peter Salm
  • ISBN: 9780553213485
  • Page: 120
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 HGoethe 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 I, 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 authoritative 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.

    Goethe s Faust Faust is a tragic play in two parts by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, usually known in English as Faust, Part One and Faust, Part Two.Although rarely staged in its entirety, it is the play with the largest audience numbers on German language stages Faust is considered by many to be Goethe s magnum opus and the greatest work of German literature. The earliest forms of the work, known as the Faust, Part Two 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 Bantam Classics Part I English and German Faust Bantam Classics Part I English and German Edition Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Peter Salm on FREE shipping on qualifying offers 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 Faust Part Penguin Classics Pt In this sequel to Faust, Mephistopheles takes Faust on a journey through ancient Greek mythology, conjuring for him the insurpassably beautiful Helen of Troy, as well as the classical gods.Faust falls in love with and marries Helen, embodying for Goethe his imaginative longing to join poetically the Romantic Medievalism of the germanic West to the classical genius of the Greeks. Faust The legend of Faust from the Renaissance times Footnotes The Elizabethan Stage Vol By Chambers E K Faust is also like Satan, the fallen angel who wanted to be like a god Gent is not a name, but short for gentleman P F is the translator s initials. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Faust Parts I II Part I Prelude On Stage Director, Dramatist, Comedian Director You two, who ve often stood by me, In times of need, when trouble s breaking, Say what success our undertaking Faust opera by Gounod Britannica Faust Faust, opera in five or sometimes four acts by French composer Charles Gounod French libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carr that premiered in Paris on March , The work draws upon Johann Wolfgang von Goethe s two part play based on Faust Eine Tragdie Faust Eine Tragdie auch Faust.Der Tragdie erster Teil oder kurz Faust I von Johann Wolfgang von Goethe gilt als das bedeutendste und meistzitierte Werk der deutschen Literatur.Die verffentlichte Tragdie greift die Geschichte des historischen Doktor Faustus auf und wird in Faust II zu einer Menschheitsparabel ausgeweitet. ask the Boogor Doctor Thanks, Dr Faust The information you provide is extremely useful How lucky we are that you are out there responding to our questions Carol Mysteries of the Great Operas, by Max Heindel, Chapters I CHAPTER IV SELLING HIS SOUL TO SATAN The Faust myth presents a curious situation in the meeting of the hero, who is the seeking soul, with different classes of Spirits.

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        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.


    1. This is not a review.I cannot attempt to write a review of Goethe's Faust. It is a much too personal experience, growing with each time I reread it. Since high school, I have been thinking at least five times: "This is the perfect Goethe moment, his work is written for ME, NOW, it can't get any better, deeper, or any more satisfying."Well, apparently it can. After maybe three or four years, I picked up Faust again, and found that I had finally grown up enough to identify with his most famous quo [...]

    2. First impression: Goethe could write his tuckus off. Rarely have I encountered prose that commingles in such bounty the trifecta of being, at once, gorgeous to the eye, imbued with passion and saturated with depth and meaning. Faust has all three and I was pulled into the seductive narrative from the momentous opening (wonderfully titled “Prologue from Heaven”) through the final dramatic climax.I must briefly pause here to add a qualifier to my comments which relate to the version I experien [...]

    3. I read Johann Goethe's Faust in English and partially in German during a college course many years ago. It had a huge impact on me as a person and me as a writer. Due to it being somewhat "out there," I held back a full 5 rating; however, I cannot stress how much this book makes you think. Beware, it's a little heavy on the literary side, but it's still worth a read, even if you just read the first portion. That said, 4 out of 5 starsDetailed Review(about 1/3 of a paper I wrote about it a few ye [...]

    4. Preface & NotesChronologyIntroductionTranslator's NoteThe Writing of 'Faust'Further Reading--Faust, Part INotes

    5. Faust: First Part (Goethe's Faust #1), Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Peter Salm (Translator)Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Faust is a tragic play in two parts usually known in English as Faust, Part One and Faust, Part Two. Although rarely staged in its entirety, it is the play with the largest audience numbers on German-language stages. Faust is considered by many to be Goethe's magnum opus and the greatest work of German literature. تاریخ نخستین خوانش: یازدهم ماه می سا [...]

    6. A summary:Faust: I WANT TO EXPERIENCE EVERY HUMAN EMOTION,I WANT TO GAIN THE KNOWLEDGE OF ALL FOUR ELEMENTS,I WANT TO FEEL THE PLEASURES OF THIS WORLD!Mephistopheles: Yeah,sure thing bro,but before you do that I want to take you to this weird pub,hook you up with a minor whom you'll knock up & make you attend a completely pointless annual witch ball.Sounds good?Faust: You had me at "hook up with a minor",bro.

    7. Dear friend, all theory is gray, and green the golden tree of life.What else to say? Towering as an archetype, akin to Hamlet, the Inferno and White Whale -- this tale of pact has been absorbed into a our cultural bones, like an isotope. It is more telling to consider that I listened to Tavener while reading this. I recently gave Pandora a spin but found that I owned more Schnittke than was afforded by my"station" but if I leave such, will I miss those Penn Station ads?I will say that I should'v [...]

    8. There's something discomforting about the vague moral convictions of Goethe's Faust character. One would assume, that even a scholar living in Goethe's time would find the typical preoccupations of Christian morality somewhat boring, if not basically delusional and overzealous. After all, the cacophony of self-doubt racing through his mind is not initially brought on by anything that resembles religious guilt. He's a man plagued by the hermetic stuffiness of a lifestyle of perpetual deep thought [...]

    9. Faust by Goethe was the very first book (apart from textbooks, of course) I ever put my hands on. It was assigned to me when I was in middle school for my Spanish class. I know it's a German play, but the teacher was encouraging us to read by asking the whole classroom to donate a book for the course, put it in a box with the others and then randomly pick up one of them each month — now that I think of it, the teacher should have payed more attention to the books we brought, since I don't thi [...]

    10. Goethe’s Faust is a novel rich in metaphor, elaborate verse, imagery, depth, and meaning that not only employs symbolic characters and scenes, but also through such literary techniques weaves its main philosophy of striving and experience as mankind’s rightful path. Ironically, Faust reveals his disapproval for books as a true source of knowledge in understanding the world; we must turn to life and living, and experience instead. I call this ironic because while he denounces books, Faust is [...]

    11. من أجمل ماقرأت من المسرحيات ! تعد هذه المسرحية من أعظم الأعمال في الأدب الألماني.عن فاوست العالِم الذي يحب أن يتعلم كل شيء (وهو بالمناسبة شخصية حقيقية ذكرت في كثير من القصص الأوروبية القديمة)، يتعاقد مع الشيطان على شرط ثم تحصل بعدها أحداث كثيرة ممتعة بنكهة شيطانيةالشيطان مفس [...]

    12. Who knew that this book, one of the most famous in literature, was actually two separate works that seem only slightly related? I certainly didn't. The first part is a fairly ordinary play that gets dunked in profundity through the inclusion of Mephistopheles. There are only a few main characters here, and there wasn't much depth to any of them. I've heard that the German is tremendously good, but it's impossible for me to judge. I switched back and forth in this part between two different trans [...]

    13. 4,5 Sterne.Sehr kurzweilige Faustadaption. Habe wirklich viel gelacht und es auch in einem Schwung verschlungen. Mit den typischen Comicelementen wurde hervorragend herumgespielt und sprachlich wurde Goethe ziemlich geschickt eingebunden.Trotzdem bleibt bei mir der Eindruck haften, dass man doch etwas mehr aus Goethes Vorlage hätte machen können. Also keine volle Punktzahl, aber sehr dicht dran.

    14. Sitting on the shelf with the children of Homer, Virgil, Dante, Shakespeare, Milton and Coleridge, Goethe's Faust is amazing in its poetry and depth. There are parts of this play/poem which seem to capture the whole drama of Man's fall and redemption within a single rhyming couplet. David Constantine's translation modernizes this amazing piece of High German lit, but George Madison Priest's translation seems, at least to me, to have a more seductive flow and more tempting poetry.

    15. Philosophy, blasphemy, sorcery, seduction, murder and orgy–oh my!So at the roaring loam of timeI weave the godhead’s living garment.I didn’t have the kind of education in which this book was required reading - not that I ever really bothered to read whatever was required anyway. And failing to remember “Goethe” in answer to an IQ question 10 years ago has ever since bothered me to some degree or another. But if such things were in the works to ensure that when I did read this book I wo [...]

    16. Ich verstehe ja sehr wenig vom Genre Graphic Novel, aber alles, was ich in diesem Bereich in letzter Zeit gelesen habe, hat mir gut gefallen.Faust von Flix transportiert das uralte Thema der Versuchung des Menschen durch Mephisto in das 21. Jahrhundert. Diese Idee ist an und für sich schon sehr genial und außerordentlich gelungen: sehr modern, glaubwürdig und konsistent umgesetzt.Die moderne Eventagentur Happy Life schließt zur Wunscherfüllung mit dem Klienten, genannt Opfer, einen Vertrag [...]

    17. Tricksters make this worldLord to Mephisto: "And never come but finding fault always? Never a thing on earth gives you content?"The first conversation between the Lord and Mephisto begins with Mephisto's discontentment towards people in earth. He cannot understand the disparity between humans. The discontentment isn't really a discontentment but inability to accept the things the way they are. Isn't that ambition all about? He doesn't say that out loud but its given to him as an answer by the lo [...]

    18. Goethe's Faust, particularly the first part is one of the monuments of western literature. The characters of Mephisto, Faust and Margarite and unforgettable. It has, of course inspired operas from Berlioz to Busoni and books writers such as Thomas Mann. It was actually adapted from an earlier version by Christopher Marlowe but Goethe's version is even more sinister and lifelike. a Must!

    19. This book--play?--has ADD. Seriously. We start in heaven, with Mephistopheles making some sort of vague deal with God to try and get a Doctor Faust damned. They say that this Faust is some sort of a Job, even though we then cut to him despairing enough to contemplate suicide--and he hasn't even met Mephistopheles yet! The demon then turns into a poodle--seriously-follows him in from a brief walk, and ends up making a deal with him. I'm not really sure about the deal because they throw in all sor [...]


    21. ზოგ ეპიზოდში ისეთი მშვენიერი იყო, რომ წამი შეყოვნდა :3

    22. مردانی اندک شمار که چیزی دانسته اند و آنقدر دیوانه بوده اند که راز آنرا در درون دل نهفته ندارند ،کسانی که عواطف خود را و نظرات خود را بر توده ها کشف کرده اند، در هر عصری به صلیب کشیده و سوزانده شده اند.فاوست - گوته

    23. فاوست الأولـ الاستهلال المسرحي:ويجري الحوار في هذا الاستهلال المسرحي (لفاوست) بين الشاعر من جهة وبين مدير المسرح والشخص المرح من جهة أخري. ويطلب هذان الآخيران إلي الشاعر أن يؤلف مسرحية ترضي ذوق الجمهور كيما يزداد دخل المسرح من المال، بينما الشاعر يشيح بوجهه عن هذا الاتجاه ال [...]

    24. So I read the Randall Jarrell translation which I couldn't find on . I liked Jerrell's prose translations, but the verse lines yeesh. Riding the rhyming struggle bus. It hurt.I don’t know what it is about German literature. I won’t say I like all German literature- Christa Wolf and Joseph Roth are painfully boring- but I definitely like a disproportionate amount compared to non-German lit. I don’t know what it is about their way of looking at the world, but many, many German-language write [...]

    25. 'Through many a long day you'll be taughtThat what you once did without thinking,As easy as if it were eating or drinking,Must be done in order: one! two! three!But truly, this though factory of oursIs like some weaver's masterpiece:One treadle stirs a thousand threads,This way and that the shuttles whistle,Threads flow invisibly, one strokeTies a thousand knots . The philosopher steps inAnd proves to you it had to be so;The first was so, the second was so,And therefore the third and fourth wer [...]

    26. I have read his Werther previously, so was familiar with his Sturm und Drang, but there he created a tragic hero, here it is something different.Exquisite words conduce to exquisite generation, where (I'm reminded of Virgil) each word is child of that preceding and parent to the procession. It has the gravity of a great opera, the lucid and disturbed poignancy of a Shakespearean Lolita and chills more often than it warms.Faust reaches into disheartening epistemology and other philosophic despair [...]

    27. This was mostly confusing as hell. I'm usually a fast reader so I had to take pains to slow down and reread some of the pages to actually get a grip of all the ideas laid there. Needless to say it took me more than a month to finish reading this and even after that I still had to read it a second time just to be sure I understood everything. I love Goethe but I can't deny I had a few choice words for him while reading this book.

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