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Faust

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Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe; Translated by Randall Jarrell; With 11 Drawings by Peter Sis

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Goethe's classic, enlivened by Randall Jarrell's fine translation and Peter Sís's dark, dreamy illustrations

Randall Jarrell's translation of Faust is...

Page Count
320
On Sale
12/07/2001

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Goethe's classic, enlivened by Randall Jarrell's fine translation and Peter Sís's dark, dreamy illustrations

Randall Jarrell's translation of Faust is one of his most important achievements. In 1957 he inscribed Goethe's motto on the first page of his notebook--"Ohne Hast aber ohne Rast" ("Without haste but without rest")--and from then until his death in 1965 he worked on the masterpiece of his "own favorite daemon, dear good great Goethe." His intent was to make the German poetry free, unrhymed poetry in English. He all but finished the job before he died, and the few lines that remained untouched--"Gretchen's Room"--were rendered into English by Robert Lowell.

This elegant new edition features numerous beautiful line drawings and jacket lettering by the renowned Czech artist Peter Sís, author of the award-winning books Starry Messenger: Galileo Galilei and Tibet: Through the Red Box.

Imprint Publisher

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN

9780374527860

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“Jarrell's lines, house-trained and pellucid, hover around truism, then skip ahead into originality . . . His ageless voice . . . pushes through the skein of Goethe's” —Wayne Koestenbaum, Bookforum

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