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Faust, Part One By Johann Wolfgang van Goethe

Faust, Part One by Johann Wolfgang van Goethe

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This luminous, timely new translation by renowned co-translators Zsuzsanna Ozsvath and Frederick Turner, accompanied by original illustrations, brings Goethe's timeless classic to greater heights than ever before in the English language.

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Faust, Part One: A New Translation with Illustrations by Johann Wolfgang van Goethe

The original tale of moral destruction, in a brand-new translation: Faust is a man torn between the urges of the living world and the significance of moral living. He feels nothing, he lives for nothing, and thus engages in a wager with Mephistopheles, the devil himself. Goethe's master work shares the deep complexity of a human life, rife with pain, mistakes and dynamic complexity. With Faust, the lushly lyrical and philosophically brilliant drama on which the poet spent almost his entire life, Goethe solidified himself as a major literary figure whose work would transcend time and space to create the modern world. Now, this brand-new, dynamic translation demands we ask of our world: who will win, humanity or Mephistopheles?

Faust, Part One Reviews

"Ozvath and Turner's translation gives modern readers a glimpse of what Goethe's contemporary audience must have felt upon first reading the work. The verse form rhythmically draws us along, singing to us an ancient ballad, while the characters stir our hearts with full-fledged emotions we can recognize in our everyday lives." --The Arkansas International

About Johann Wolfgang van Goethe

Zsuzsanna Ozsvath is the Leah and Paul Lewis Chair of Holocaust Studies at the University of Texas at Dallas and Director of the Holocaust Studies Program. Ozsvath received her PhD from the University of Texas at Austin, and her research focuses on aesthetics and ethics in German, Hungarian, and French literature. In 1992, she received the Milan Fust Prize, Hungary's most prestigious literary prize, with her co-translator, Frederick Turner, for Foamy Sky: The Major Poems of Miklos Radnoti (Princeton University Press, 1992).

Frederick Turner is Founders Professor of Arts and Humanities at the University of Texas at Dallas. Turner received his B.Litt, a PhD-level terminal degree, from Oxford University, and his research considers poetry, aesthetics, and Shakespeare. He received the prestigious Milan Fust Prize with co-translator Zsuzsanna Ozsvath for Foamy Sky: The Major Poems of Miklos Radnoti (Princeton University Press) in 1992.

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Faust, Part One: A New Translation with Illustrations by Johann Wolfgang van Goethe
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