Faust: Part Two (Oxford World's Classics)

October 31, 2020
Faust: Part Two (Oxford World's Classics)

Loosely connected with Part One and the German legend of Faust,Part Two is a dramatic epic rather than a strictly constructeddrama. It is conceived as an act of homage to classical Greekculture and inspired above all by the world of story-telling andmyth at the heart of the Greek tradition, as well as owing some ofits material to the Arabian Nights tales. The restless and ruthlesshero, advised by his cynical demon-companion Mephistopheles, visitsclassical Greece i search of the beautiful Helen of Troy. Returningto modern times, he seeks to crown his career by gaining control ofthe elements, and at his death is carried up into the unkownregions, still in pursuit of the 'Eternal Feminine'. David Luke'stranslation of Part One won the European Poetry Translation Prize.Here he again imitates the varied verse-forms of the original, andprovides a highly readable - and actable - translation, supportedby an introduction, full notes, and an index of classicalmythology. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World'sClassics has made available the widest range of literature fromaround the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford'scommitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus awealth of other valuable features, including expert introductionsby leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text,up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.