Part Two

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Oxford University Press
This is a new translation of Faust, Part Two by David Luke, whose translation of Faust, Part I was the winner of the European Poetry Translation Prize. Here, Luke expertly imitates the varied verse-forms of the original, and provides a highly readable and actable translation which includes an introduction, full notes, and an index of classical mythology.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998
ISBN: 9780199536207
Branch Call Number: 832.6 GOE
Characteristics: lxxxiv, 304 p. : map ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Luke, David 1921-


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theorbys Jan 30, 2015

Not a review of the translation or Part 2 but of Faust Part 1.
It hardly seems like a tragedy, just an ugly, ugly, story about a man who, soon after his pact with Mephistopheles and drinking a youth elixir, falls in lust with the first teenage girl he sees and spouting love, but without and iota of concern for her well being, DESTROYS her life and family. Faust is one of the key texts in the Canon of Western Literature, but this is NOT about a man in pursuit of Truth. My rating of 3 stars should be taken with a grain of salt, but I'll take Shakespeare any day. It's famous Walpurgis night scene, while having little to do with the story, is a fine piece of the dark fantastic.


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