Interpreting Goethe's Faust Today

Interpreting Goethe's Faust Today

Edited by Jane K. Brown, Meredith Lee, Thomas P. Saine


Camden House



This collection of essays on Goethe's Faust by prominent American and German scholars explores the work's significance in the context of recent historical, political, and scholarly developments and points to new directions for research. Topics include translation (into Indo-European languages), Faust's relationship to Mephistopheles, Faust and the feminine, sexual imagery, gothic allusions, musical representations of Faust, political and moral implications, Faust in the contemporary theatre, devils in German literature, Faust in the continuing debate over modern and postmodern, Goethe's stylistic use of complementary points of view, and his use of myth.


May 1994
4 black and white illustrations
296 pages
22.8x15.2 in
Studies in German Literature Linguistics and Culture
ISBN: 9781879751491
Format: Hardback
Camden House
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"[Brown] and her collaborators are to be congratulated both for raising new questions--no small feat in the light of so much secondary material--and for answering them so productively." GERMAN QUARTERLY

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