Faust: The First Part of the Tragedy

Faust: The First Part of the Tragedy

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While preserving the line structure of the German original and verbal echoes that permeate the poem, Margaret Kirby's translation of Faust I attempts to capture in unrhymed modern English the distinctive voices, wide metrical range, quick shifts in tone, comic and tragic registers, and other key stylistic elements of Goethe's greatest poetic and dramatic masterpiece.show more

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  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 153 x 229 x 12.7mm | 261g
  • Focus Publishing/R Pullins & Co
  • USA, United States
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 1585107409
  • 9781585107407

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"Kirby reproduces in simple, clear English--and almost always line for line--the meaning of Goethe's German text, with metrical variations that evoke the shifting meters of the original." --Jane Brown, University of Washingtonshow more

About Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Margaret Kirby has been a tutor at St. John's College since 1990.show more

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