Faust: Part Two (Oxford World's Classics) (Pt. 2)

Faust: Part Two (Oxford World's Classics) (Pt. 2)


Loosely attached with half One and the German legend of Faust, half is a dramatic epic instead of a strictly developed drama. it truly is conceived as an act of homage to classical Greek tradition and encouraged specially by means of the area of story-telling and fable on the center of the Greek culture, in addition to owing a few of its fabric to the Arabian Nights stories.

The stressed and ruthless hero, prompt through his cynical demon-companion Mephistopheles, visits classical Greece i seek of the attractive Helen of Troy. Returning to trendy occasions, he seeks to crown his occupation by way of gaining keep watch over of the weather, and at his dying is carried up into the unkown areas, nonetheless in pursuit of the `Eternal Feminine'.

David Luke's translation of half One received the eu Poetry Translation Prize. right here he back imitates the numerous verse-forms of the unique, and gives a hugely readable - and actable - translation, supported by means of an advent, complete notes, and an index of classical mythology.
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