Faust: Der Tragödie erster und zweiter Teil. Urfaust

Faust: Der Tragödie erster und zweiter Teil. Urfaust


Faust: Der Tragödie erster und zweiter Teil. Urfaust ➩ Faust: Der Tragödie erster und zweiter Teil. Urfaust Ebook ➯ Author Johann Wolfgang von Goethe – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Die Ausgabe bietet den Text des Faust Der Trag die erster Teil , Der Trag die zweiter Teil und des Urfaust Der Seiten umfassende Kommentarteil enth lt u erungen ber den Faust sowie Quellen zur Entste Die Ausgabe bietet den Text des Faust Der Tragödie erster PDF Í Trag die erster Teil , Der Trag die zweiter Teil und des Urfaust DerSeiten umfassende Kommentarteil enth lt u erungen ber den Faust sowie Quellen zur Entstehungsgeschichte des Werkes, ein interpretierendes Nachwort des Herausgebers, bibliographische Hinweise undSeiten Anmerkungen So wird dem Leser eine gr ndliche Einarbeitung in die komplexe Dichtung des Faust m glich gemacht Goethe begann seinen Faust imLebensjahr und beendete ihn imDas Werk hat aus der F lle dieses reichen Lebens und aus der umfassenden bildung seiner Zeit die mannigfachtsten Elemente in sich aufgenommen w hrend vieles unmittelbar Faust: Der PDF/EPUB or verst ndlich ist, setzt anderes voraus, da man mit Goethes geistiger Welt vertraut ist Besonders jene Teile, die Goethe im Alter schrieb, schalten souver n mit Motiven aus dem Altertum und aus dem Mittelalter, so da der Leser sich hier die n tigen Kenntnisse erarbeiten mu Die vorliegende Ausgabe ist mit einemSeiten umfassenden Kommentar versehen, der in allgemeinverst ndlicher und klarer Sprache, jedoch auf wissenschaftlicher Grundlage, in die Faust Dichtung einf hrt und damit eine solche Einarbeitung m glich macht Der Text beider Teile des Werkes wird auf Grund der Ausgabe letzter Hand wiedergegeben Hinzugef gt ist der sogenannte Der Tragödie erster ePUB ´ Urfaust , den man seitkennt er ist in der k nstlerischen Einheit seines fragmentarischen Aufbaus ein Werk eigener Art, das der heutige Leser neben dem fertigen Werk nicht missen willInhaltsverzeichnis ZueignungVorspiel auf dem TheaterProlog im HimmelDer Trag die erster TeilDer Trag die zweiter TeilFaust in urspr nglicher Gestalt Urfaust KOMMENTARTEILGoethe ber seinen Faust Quellen zur Entstehungsgeschichte des Faust NachwortAnmerkungenZur Text berlieferungBibliographie.

  • Hardcover
  • 777 pages
  • Faust: Der Tragödie erster und zweiter Teil. Urfaust
  • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • German
  • 10 August 2018
  • 3406312349

About the Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was a German writer Tragödie erster PDF Í 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 WertherGoethe was one of the key figures of German literature and the movement Faust: Der PDF/EPUB or of Weimar Classicism in the late th and early th 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 WeimarGoethe 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 Der Tragödie erster ePUB ´ generation of Hegel and Schelling, although Goethe himself expressly and decidedly refrained from practicing philosophy in the rarefied senseGoethe 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.



10 thoughts on “Faust: Der Tragödie erster und zweiter Teil. Urfaust

  1. Ajeje Brazov Ajeje Brazov says:

    Tempo fa, nell onda delle visioni dei film sull espressionismo tedesco, vidi il film di Murnau Faust Mi sbalord non poco, Murnau uno dei massini esponenti dell espressionismo tedesco in cinematografia, crea un film ricco di atmosfere arcane, crepuscolari, dove l espressionismo dei protagonisti il punto focale Cos dopo la visione, che mi entusiasm molto, decisi di leggere l opera da cui fu tratto il film.Faust di Goethe un opera maestosa, per argomentazioni filosofiche, politiche e soci Tempo fa, nell onda delle visioni dei film sull espressionismo tedesco, vidi il film di Murnau Faust Mi sbalord non poco, Murnau uno dei massini esponenti dell espressionismo tedesco in cinematografia, crea un film ricco di atmosfere arcane, crepuscolari, dove l espressionismo dei protagonisti il punto focale Cos dopo la visione, che mi entusiasm molto, decisi di leggere l opera da cui fu tratto il film.Faust di Goethe un opera maestosa, per argomentazioni filosofiche, politiche e sociali, per i rimandi ad opere di autori che hanno fatto la storia della letteratura mondiale, quali Shakespeare e Dante S , perch Faust una sorta de La Divina Commedia, goethiana, poi tutta l opera caratterizzata da un immersione totale nei miti antichi, la mitologia greca ne fa da padrone, infine d spunti di riflessione sulla vita, sulla morte e soprattutto sull a, in tutte le miriadi di sfumature.Parto con la lettura e subito mi prende, un po perch conoscevo la storia per sommi capi e poi perch Goethe conduce il lettore, quasi per mano almeno all inizio e non mi sono preso la briga di guardare le note alla fine del libro Arrivato circa a met inizio ad arrancare, non perch non mi prendesse pi , ma perch la comprensione completa del testo incominciava ad aver bisogno di un aiuto e cos passo alle note, partendo ovviamente dall inizio Mi si aperto un mondo, le note sono splendide ed aiutano e soprattutto arricchiscono l opera.Goethe un grande scrittore e con quest opera si merita sicuramente un posto tra i massimi scrittori di tutti i tempi Capolavoro MargheritaLontano dagli occhi, lontano dal cuore La cortesia per voi un abitudine ma certo le amicizie non vi mancano,e sono intelligenti pi di me.FaustOh, cara Spesso, credi, chiamano intelligenzaquel che solo insipienza e vanit.MargheritaDavvero FaustAh, l innocenza, la semplicit sono sacre, e non sanno di valere L umilt , la modestia, i pi alti doniche la Natura ha dato con aNon cerco la salvezza nell irrigidimento,il meglio della sorte umana il brivido caro si paga al mondo il sentimento,ma solo chi commosso sente a fondo l immenso.Nel suo vivo fluire mai Naturafu costretta da giorni e notti e ore.Essa d forma e norma a ogni figura,neppure in ci che grande c violenza.dove ha dominio infatti la Naturaincorrotta, tutti i mondi si abbracciano.

  2. Manybooks Manybooks says:

    It has indeed been a long time since I read Johann Wolfgang von Goethe s classic, and while I do not have the time or even the required energy and inclination to reread all of Faust at present, I can and will state that it is now one of my favourite pieces of German drama or rather, it has become this slowly, but steadily The first time I read Faust for an undergraduate university course on specifically Goethe and Schiller in 1986, thus over thirty years ago , especially the second part pr It has indeed been a long time since I read Johann Wolfgang von Goethe s classic, and while I do not have the time or even the required energy and inclination to reread all of Faust at present, I can and will state that it is now one of my favourite pieces of German drama or rather, it has become this slowly, but steadily The first time I read Faust for an undergraduate university course on specifically Goethe and Schiller in 1986, thus over thirty years ago , especially the second part proved to be a rather frustrating and even daunting experience until I began to realise and consider that since it took Goethe almost sixty some years to complete his masterpiece, perhaps trying to read and understand it, or for that matter, having teachers professors attempting to make students read Faust in its entirety in a couple of weeks or so, is not conducive to either understanding or appreciating this drama, or even Goethe as an author And I guess being the only student enrolled in this course, and having therefore of course only the professor herself as a possible sounding board and discussion partner did not much help things either especially since the Goethe and Schiller course, a fourth year advanced literature course that I actually took in my second year, was also my very first sojourn into classic German literature, so yes indeed, talk about being thrown into the proverbial deep end of the swimming pool Now for those of you actually interested in attempting a perusal either the original German, or one of the very many translations that exist , I would strongly suggest and encourage taking one s time And really, one could also easily and with scant regret stick to the first part of Faust as a play in and of itself, as Faust I is basically its own complete story, the so called Gretchentrag die the tragedy of Gretchen , if one feels that the second part could likely prove too involved and confounding I have reread Faust I at least ten times over the past few decades, but have only read the second part, Faust II about three times, with two of these readings being for compulsory university courses And finally, as a bit of an add on, Goethe s so called Urfaust which this here edition of Faust fortunately contains as well is also a most interesting read For while on the surface and in general, it is basically pretty much similar to Faust I and thus presents the tragedy of Faust and Gretchen and how Faust meets Mephisto and signs his deal with him , there are actually quite a number of scenes and certain lines which appear in Faust I and do not as yet appear in Urfaust, in Goethe s original manuscript and for me, the most noticeable and important thought provoking difference being that in Urfaust, Gretchen is simply shown as having been condemned to death for infanticide, whilst in Faust I, there is heard an angelic voice from above claiming that while Gretchen has perhaps been condemned to be executed by the secular authorities, her admission of her guilt and her refusal of Faust s and Mephisto s offer of escaping from prison, has in fact saved her, has redeemed her soul for heaven

  3. Matt Matt says:

    It s a tragedy this book and also the fact the I have not read it yet There are a couple of editions in our house and I picked the oldest one Faust I II and Urfaust Deutsche Buch Gemeinschaft, Berlin, 1924 25 Set in Fraktur of course it will be some challenge to even decipher the words It s a tragedy this book and also the fact the I have not read it yet There are a couple of editions in our house and I picked the oldest one Faust I II and Urfaust Deutsche Buch Gemeinschaft, Berlin, 1924 25 Set in Fraktur of course it will be some challenge to even decipher the words

  4. Lord Lord says:

    Anyone can read Faust but who can really say that he understand it I know I don t For those who seek a little bit enlightenment on this subject, I can recommend the book by Rudolf Steiner Goethe s Secret Revelation and The Riddle of Faust and, of course, his other books about Goethe.

  5. Ştefan Bolea Ştefan Bolea says:

    Der Teufel als Nihilist Ich bin der Geist der stets verneint Und das mit Recht denn alles was entstehtIst werth da es zu Grunde geht Drum besser w r s da nichts entst nde.So ist denn alles was ihr S nde,Zerst rung, kurz das B se nennt,Mein eigentliches Element.Faust, 1, 1388 1344 Vorbei ein dummes Wort Warum vorbei Vorbei und reines Nicht, vollkommnes Einerlei Was soll uns denn das ew ge Schaffen Geschaffenes zu nichts hinwegzuraffen Da ist s vorbei Was ist daran zu lesen Es ist so Der Teufel als Nihilist Ich bin der Geist der stets verneint Und das mit Recht denn alles was entstehtIst werth da es zu Grunde geht Drum besser w r s da nichts entst nde.So ist denn alles was ihr S nde,Zerst rung, kurz das B se nennt,Mein eigentliches Element.Faust, 1, 1388 1344 Vorbei ein dummes Wort Warum vorbei Vorbei und reines Nicht, vollkommnes Einerlei Was soll uns denn das ew ge Schaffen Geschaffenes zu nichts hinwegzuraffen Da ist s vorbei Was ist daran zu lesen Es ist so gut, als w r es nicht gewesen, Und treibt sich doch im Kreis, als wenn es w re Ich liebte mir daf r das Ewig Leere.Faust, 2, 11596 11603 I was not at all impressed of Goethe s masterpiece It s basically about one old man who chases two chicks one that is almost 15 years old and another, a famous dead porn star of the antiquity, Helen of Troy I can clearly see that the play is modern and perhaps ahead of its time the avant guarde modernity consists in the comical, burlesque, absurd elements of the drama It almost seems that Faust virally creates his own parody The second part which I find almost unreadable appears to have formally influenced the fourth part of Nietzsche s Zarathustra The relationship between Mephistopheles and Faust may be similar to that between Lestat and Louis Goethe s conclusion from his eighties is identical with that from his twenties It s all about Eros Schopenhauer and Freud will add to that later on

  6. Michael Michael says:

    What s my opinion worth, on this popular and mysterious masterpiece I m still not sure I ve got my head around it It is filled with symbols and poetry that I couldn t quite grasp on the first read This is doubtless partly because of my imperfect German But I found the play as a whole deeply moving, and the parts that I did understand I found deeply intelligent This is a text I will certainly revisit, perhaps with the help of some literary scholars to illuminate the darker passages This is What s my opinion worth, on this popular and mysterious masterpiece I m still not sure I ve got my head around it It is filled with symbols and poetry that I couldn t quite grasp on the first read This is doubtless partly because of my imperfect German But I found the play as a whole deeply moving, and the parts that I did understand I found deeply intelligent This is a text I will certainly revisit, perhaps with the help of some literary scholars to illuminate the darker passages This is not a book for the faint hearted I understand why it is often said to be an unstageable play But if you have the patience, you will certainly find wit, wisdom and beauty in its pages

  7. Marianna Marianna says:

    Emozionante e denso di lirismo, va letto assolutamente per capire di cosa si sta parlando Lo considero un opera importantissima, se non imprescindibile per chi vuole conoscere il Romanticismo tedesco in particolare e una storia indimenticabile.

  8. Twig Twig says:

    I needed a bittime to get through this as i thought but I liked it I really love the german classics

  9. Barnaby Thieme Barnaby Thieme says:

    This is an excellent and complete edition of Goethe s Faust that includes parts one and two as well as Urfaust as well as supplementary materials for study, including an interpretive essay and copious commentary Of the four or five copies of Faust I own, I consider this to be the core version It is attractively priced for the general reader and is widely available, but the quality of the paper is mediocre that is the only complaint I have about this otherwise outstanding edition The first p This is an excellent and complete edition of Goethe s Faust that includes parts one and two as well as Urfaust as well as supplementary materials for study, including an interpretive essay and copious commentary Of the four or five copies of Faust I own, I consider this to be the core version It is attractively priced for the general reader and is widely available, but the quality of the paper is mediocre that is the only complaint I have about this otherwise outstanding edition The first part of Faust utilizes the controlling imagery of alchemy and pansophy to symbolize the life of the conscious and unconscious mind Faust and Mephistopheles form an inseparable dyad who to some degree are a stand in for Goethe himself, although I think the degree to which this is true can be easily exaggerated The basic drama of this play is the effort for a scholarly man to get out of his head and his laboratory, and to make contact with the energies of life itself In so doing, and in his self absorption, he exerts a destructive impact upon many people he contacts The second part of the drama was written decades later and is entirely different in its controlling imagery and thrust, although it also exhibits an impressive unity with the underlying plan of the first play, most evident in the fifth and final act While the first part is replete with images of early modern magic and demonology, the second part is deeply submerged in the classical world which, we soon discover, isexpansive than the images structuring the first part, andcapable of encompassing the full range of life s possibilities This work is vast, sometimes baffling, highly variable in style and tone, and sometimes overlong, but it is also incredibly profound, and at times shines with a numinous light that few masterpieces of world literature are capable of kindling Many readers skip the second part, but in many ways I actually preferred it, although it was a less efficiently wrought dramatic work In any event, I see the work as a comprehensive unity, and I think skipping the second part is analogous to reading only the Inferno, which defaces the entire experience In terms of its larger significance, I have not been able to think of an author prior to Goethe who wrote original and thoroughly modern works using the forms and structures of mythology I think his influence as a precursor to Wagner s Ring, Mann s Magic Mountain, and Joyce s Ulysses have perhaps been under valued particularly the latter The Circe episode of Ulysses reads like an homage to the Walpurgisnacht scene in Faust I Other works of Goethe function in a similar mode, such as Hermann and Dorothea, which, perhaps eventhan Faust, would appear as a precursor to the mythopoetic method of modernism I also detect important analogs in his Elective Affinities, as I described in my review Good English translations of Faust may exist, but I have not seen one In particular I would not recommend the translation of the first part and some of part two by Walter Kaufmann Despite my admiration for his work with Nietzsche, I think he considerably over estimated his own talents as a poet, and I found his verse translation uncompelling

  10. Celine Celine says:

    Faust is a play consisting of two extremely different parts My rating reflects that the first part was a lovely four star read for me The second part only gets a meagre two star rating.It s rather curious that these parts are somehow supposed to form one narration They differ from each other like day and night The first part is funny, entertaining, sarcastic and flexible The second is rigid, heavy with symbolism and hidden meanings The first part was easy to read and engaging, the second Faust is a play consisting of two extremely different parts My rating reflects that the first part was a lovely four star read for me The second part only gets a meagre two star rating.It s rather curious that these parts are somehow supposed to form one narration They differ from each other like day and night The first part is funny, entertaining, sarcastic and flexible The second is rigid, heavy with symbolism and hidden meanings The first part was easy to read and engaging, the second part was tedious and far fetched.Though it s probably the second part that makes Faust the best German book ever , but I didn t enjoy the second half at all The narration barely makes sense by then, and it s just characters stating ideological statements, in a mythological straight jacket It was one of the most forced pieces of fiction I have ever read.The first, however, was lovely In that one the Devil has amazing lines that I read to my boyfriend, because they were just that cool It s in this part that Faust is being a weepy dude, and where he makes a pact with the Devil They get in all kinds of antics, where the Devil seemsto be a man with a mischievous streak than pure evil The second part was just one big ugh Not even to mention the literal deus ex machina that happens near the end Not cool, Wolfgang

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10 thoughts on “Faust: Der Tragödie erster und zweiter Teil. Urfaust

  1. Ajeje Brazov Ajeje Brazov says:

    Tempo fa, nell onda delle visioni dei film sull espressionismo tedesco, vidi il film di Murnau Faust Mi sbalord non poco, Murnau uno dei massini esponenti dell espressionismo tedesco in cinematografia, crea un film ricco di atmosfere arcane, crepuscolari, dove l espressionismo dei protagonisti il punto focale Cos dopo la visione, che mi entusiasm molto, decisi di leggere l opera da cui fu tratto il film.Faust di Goethe un opera maestosa, per argomentazioni filosofiche, politiche e soci Tempo fa, nell onda delle visioni dei film sull espressionismo tedesco, vidi il film di Murnau Faust Mi sbalord non poco, Murnau uno dei massini esponenti dell espressionismo tedesco in cinematografia, crea un film ricco di atmosfere arcane, crepuscolari, dove l espressionismo dei protagonisti il punto focale Cos dopo la visione, che mi entusiasm molto, decisi di leggere l opera da cui fu tratto il film.Faust di Goethe un opera maestosa, per argomentazioni filosofiche, politiche e sociali, per i rimandi ad opere di autori che hanno fatto la storia della letteratura mondiale, quali Shakespeare e Dante S , perch Faust una sorta de La Divina Commedia, goethiana, poi tutta l opera caratterizzata da un immersione totale nei miti antichi, la mitologia greca ne fa da padrone, infine d spunti di riflessione sulla vita, sulla morte e soprattutto sull a, in tutte le miriadi di sfumature.Parto con la lettura e subito mi prende, un po perch conoscevo la storia per sommi capi e poi perch Goethe conduce il lettore, quasi per mano almeno all inizio e non mi sono preso la briga di guardare le note alla fine del libro Arrivato circa a met inizio ad arrancare, non perch non mi prendesse pi , ma perch la comprensione completa del testo incominciava ad aver bisogno di un aiuto e cos passo alle note, partendo ovviamente dall inizio Mi si aperto un mondo, le note sono splendide ed aiutano e soprattutto arricchiscono l opera.Goethe un grande scrittore e con quest opera si merita sicuramente un posto tra i massimi scrittori di tutti i tempi Capolavoro MargheritaLontano dagli occhi, lontano dal cuore La cortesia per voi un abitudine ma certo le amicizie non vi mancano,e sono intelligenti pi di me.FaustOh, cara Spesso, credi, chiamano intelligenzaquel che solo insipienza e vanit.MargheritaDavvero FaustAh, l innocenza, la semplicit sono sacre, e non sanno di valere L umilt , la modestia, i pi alti doniche la Natura ha dato con aNon cerco la salvezza nell irrigidimento,il meglio della sorte umana il brivido caro si paga al mondo il sentimento,ma solo chi commosso sente a fondo l immenso.Nel suo vivo fluire mai Naturafu costretta da giorni e notti e ore.Essa d forma e norma a ogni figura,neppure in ci che grande c violenza.dove ha dominio infatti la Naturaincorrotta, tutti i mondi si abbracciano.

  2. Manybooks Manybooks says:

    It has indeed been a long time since I read Johann Wolfgang von Goethe s classic, and while I do not have the time or even the required energy and inclination to reread all of Faust at present, I can and will state that it is now one of my favourite pieces of German drama or rather, it has become this slowly, but steadily The first time I read Faust for an undergraduate university course on specifically Goethe and Schiller in 1986, thus over thirty years ago , especially the second part pr It has indeed been a long time since I read Johann Wolfgang von Goethe s classic, and while I do not have the time or even the required energy and inclination to reread all of Faust at present, I can and will state that it is now one of my favourite pieces of German drama or rather, it has become this slowly, but steadily The first time I read Faust for an undergraduate university course on specifically Goethe and Schiller in 1986, thus over thirty years ago , especially the second part proved to be a rather frustrating and even daunting experience until I began to realise and consider that since it took Goethe almost sixty some years to complete his masterpiece, perhaps trying to read and understand it, or for that matter, having teachers professors attempting to make students read Faust in its entirety in a couple of weeks or so, is not conducive to either understanding or appreciating this drama, or even Goethe as an author And I guess being the only student enrolled in this course, and having therefore of course only the professor herself as a possible sounding board and discussion partner did not much help things either especially since the Goethe and Schiller course, a fourth year advanced literature course that I actually took in my second year, was also my very first sojourn into classic German literature, so yes indeed, talk about being thrown into the proverbial deep end of the swimming pool Now for those of you actually interested in attempting a perusal either the original German, or one of the very many translations that exist , I would strongly suggest and encourage taking one s time And really, one could also easily and with scant regret stick to the first part of Faust as a play in and of itself, as Faust I is basically its own complete story, the so called Gretchentrag die the tragedy of Gretchen , if one feels that the second part could likely prove too involved and confounding I have reread Faust I at least ten times over the past few decades, but have only read the second part, Faust II about three times, with two of these readings being for compulsory university courses And finally, as a bit of an add on, Goethe s so called Urfaust which this here edition of Faust fortunately contains as well is also a most interesting read For while on the surface and in general, it is basically pretty much similar to Faust I and thus presents the tragedy of Faust and Gretchen and how Faust meets Mephisto and signs his deal with him , there are actually quite a number of scenes and certain lines which appear in Faust I and do not as yet appear in Urfaust, in Goethe s original manuscript and for me, the most noticeable and important thought provoking difference being that in Urfaust, Gretchen is simply shown as having been condemned to death for infanticide, whilst in Faust I, there is heard an angelic voice from above claiming that while Gretchen has perhaps been condemned to be executed by the secular authorities, her admission of her guilt and her refusal of Faust s and Mephisto s offer of escaping from prison, has in fact saved her, has redeemed her soul for heaven

  3. Matt Matt says:

    It s a tragedy this book and also the fact the I have not read it yet There are a couple of editions in our house and I picked the oldest one Faust I II and Urfaust Deutsche Buch Gemeinschaft, Berlin, 1924 25 Set in Fraktur of course it will be some challenge to even decipher the words It s a tragedy this book and also the fact the I have not read it yet There are a couple of editions in our house and I picked the oldest one Faust I II and Urfaust Deutsche Buch Gemeinschaft, Berlin, 1924 25 Set in Fraktur of course it will be some challenge to even decipher the words

  4. Lord Lord says:

    Anyone can read Faust but who can really say that he understand it I know I don t For those who seek a little bit enlightenment on this subject, I can recommend the book by Rudolf Steiner Goethe s Secret Revelation and The Riddle of Faust and, of course, his other books about Goethe.

  5. Ştefan Bolea Ştefan Bolea says:

    Der Teufel als Nihilist Ich bin der Geist der stets verneint Und das mit Recht denn alles was entstehtIst werth da es zu Grunde geht Drum besser w r s da nichts entst nde.So ist denn alles was ihr S nde,Zerst rung, kurz das B se nennt,Mein eigentliches Element.Faust, 1, 1388 1344 Vorbei ein dummes Wort Warum vorbei Vorbei und reines Nicht, vollkommnes Einerlei Was soll uns denn das ew ge Schaffen Geschaffenes zu nichts hinwegzuraffen Da ist s vorbei Was ist daran zu lesen Es ist so Der Teufel als Nihilist Ich bin der Geist der stets verneint Und das mit Recht denn alles was entstehtIst werth da es zu Grunde geht Drum besser w r s da nichts entst nde.So ist denn alles was ihr S nde,Zerst rung, kurz das B se nennt,Mein eigentliches Element.Faust, 1, 1388 1344 Vorbei ein dummes Wort Warum vorbei Vorbei und reines Nicht, vollkommnes Einerlei Was soll uns denn das ew ge Schaffen Geschaffenes zu nichts hinwegzuraffen Da ist s vorbei Was ist daran zu lesen Es ist so gut, als w r es nicht gewesen, Und treibt sich doch im Kreis, als wenn es w re Ich liebte mir daf r das Ewig Leere.Faust, 2, 11596 11603 I was not at all impressed of Goethe s masterpiece It s basically about one old man who chases two chicks one that is almost 15 years old and another, a famous dead porn star of the antiquity, Helen of Troy I can clearly see that the play is modern and perhaps ahead of its time the avant guarde modernity consists in the comical, burlesque, absurd elements of the drama It almost seems that Faust virally creates his own parody The second part which I find almost unreadable appears to have formally influenced the fourth part of Nietzsche s Zarathustra The relationship between Mephistopheles and Faust may be similar to that between Lestat and Louis Goethe s conclusion from his eighties is identical with that from his twenties It s all about Eros Schopenhauer and Freud will add to that later on

  6. Michael Michael says:

    What s my opinion worth, on this popular and mysterious masterpiece I m still not sure I ve got my head around it It is filled with symbols and poetry that I couldn t quite grasp on the first read This is doubtless partly because of my imperfect German But I found the play as a whole deeply moving, and the parts that I did understand I found deeply intelligent This is a text I will certainly revisit, perhaps with the help of some literary scholars to illuminate the darker passages This is What s my opinion worth, on this popular and mysterious masterpiece I m still not sure I ve got my head around it It is filled with symbols and poetry that I couldn t quite grasp on the first read This is doubtless partly because of my imperfect German But I found the play as a whole deeply moving, and the parts that I did understand I found deeply intelligent This is a text I will certainly revisit, perhaps with the help of some literary scholars to illuminate the darker passages This is not a book for the faint hearted I understand why it is often said to be an unstageable play But if you have the patience, you will certainly find wit, wisdom and beauty in its pages

  7. Marianna Marianna says:

    Emozionante e denso di lirismo, va letto assolutamente per capire di cosa si sta parlando Lo considero un opera importantissima, se non imprescindibile per chi vuole conoscere il Romanticismo tedesco in particolare e una storia indimenticabile.

  8. Twig Twig says:

    I needed a bittime to get through this as i thought but I liked it I really love the german classics

  9. Barnaby Thieme Barnaby Thieme says:

    This is an excellent and complete edition of Goethe s Faust that includes parts one and two as well as Urfaust as well as supplementary materials for study, including an interpretive essay and copious commentary Of the four or five copies of Faust I own, I consider this to be the core version It is attractively priced for the general reader and is widely available, but the quality of the paper is mediocre that is the only complaint I have about this otherwise outstanding edition The first p This is an excellent and complete edition of Goethe s Faust that includes parts one and two as well as Urfaust as well as supplementary materials for study, including an interpretive essay and copious commentary Of the four or five copies of Faust I own, I consider this to be the core version It is attractively priced for the general reader and is widely available, but the quality of the paper is mediocre that is the only complaint I have about this otherwise outstanding edition The first part of Faust utilizes the controlling imagery of alchemy and pansophy to symbolize the life of the conscious and unconscious mind Faust and Mephistopheles form an inseparable dyad who to some degree are a stand in for Goethe himself, although I think the degree to which this is true can be easily exaggerated The basic drama of this play is the effort for a scholarly man to get out of his head and his laboratory, and to make contact with the energies of life itself In so doing, and in his self absorption, he exerts a destructive impact upon many people he contacts The second part of the drama was written decades later and is entirely different in its controlling imagery and thrust, although it also exhibits an impressive unity with the underlying plan of the first play, most evident in the fifth and final act While the first part is replete with images of early modern magic and demonology, the second part is deeply submerged in the classical world which, we soon discover, isexpansive than the images structuring the first part, andcapable of encompassing the full range of life s possibilities This work is vast, sometimes baffling, highly variable in style and tone, and sometimes overlong, but it is also incredibly profound, and at times shines with a numinous light that few masterpieces of world literature are capable of kindling Many readers skip the second part, but in many ways I actually preferred it, although it was a less efficiently wrought dramatic work In any event, I see the work as a comprehensive unity, and I think skipping the second part is analogous to reading only the Inferno, which defaces the entire experience In terms of its larger significance, I have not been able to think of an author prior to Goethe who wrote original and thoroughly modern works using the forms and structures of mythology I think his influence as a precursor to Wagner s Ring, Mann s Magic Mountain, and Joyce s Ulysses have perhaps been under valued particularly the latter The Circe episode of Ulysses reads like an homage to the Walpurgisnacht scene in Faust I Other works of Goethe function in a similar mode, such as Hermann and Dorothea, which, perhaps eventhan Faust, would appear as a precursor to the mythopoetic method of modernism I also detect important analogs in his Elective Affinities, as I described in my review Good English translations of Faust may exist, but I have not seen one In particular I would not recommend the translation of the first part and some of part two by Walter Kaufmann Despite my admiration for his work with Nietzsche, I think he considerably over estimated his own talents as a poet, and I found his verse translation uncompelling

  10. Celine Celine says:

    Faust is a play consisting of two extremely different parts My rating reflects that the first part was a lovely four star read for me The second part only gets a meagre two star rating.It s rather curious that these parts are somehow supposed to form one narration They differ from each other like day and night The first part is funny, entertaining, sarcastic and flexible The second is rigid, heavy with symbolism and hidden meanings The first part was easy to read and engaging, the second Faust is a play consisting of two extremely different parts My rating reflects that the first part was a lovely four star read for me The second part only gets a meagre two star rating.It s rather curious that these parts are somehow supposed to form one narration They differ from each other like day and night The first part is funny, entertaining, sarcastic and flexible The second is rigid, heavy with symbolism and hidden meanings The first part was easy to read and engaging, the second part was tedious and far fetched.Though it s probably the second part that makes Faust the best German book ever , but I didn t enjoy the second half at all The narration barely makes sense by then, and it s just characters stating ideological statements, in a mythological straight jacket It was one of the most forced pieces of fiction I have ever read.The first, however, was lovely In that one the Devil has amazing lines that I read to my boyfriend, because they were just that cool It s in this part that Faust is being a weepy dude, and where he makes a pact with the Devil They get in all kinds of antics, where the Devil seemsto be a man with a mischievous streak than pure evil The second part was just one big ugh Not even to mention the literal deus ex machina that happens near the end Not cool, Wolfgang

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