Volume 2 - FAUST: My Soul be Damned for the World

Whether you are a fan of Goethe, a seasoned academic, a general reader, or a student attempting to figure out Goethe’s drama for your term paper, Volume 2 of "Faust: My Soul be Damned for the World" features one of the most comprehensive and informative explanations of Goethe´s “Faust” examined in the order he composed it through the lens of his biography, thus exploring every source of inspiration as the draft evolved, including his other classic works.  

When Goethe adapted his own rendition of the Faustian legend of the man who sold his soul to the devil, he not only wrote one of the most tragic love stories, but also attempted to compress 3000 years of Western history, politics, literature, religion and culture into his text, especially in the enigmatic Faust: Part Two, from the myths and colonial expansion of the ancient Greeks, to the Crusades, the French Revolution, the Napoleonic Wars, and the industrio-capitalist ideologies of the Saint-Simonian movement during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. 
This 'compressed history' often escapes his readers as he obscures it with poetic, hermetic, Masonic and biblical symbolism. 
Of interest, Goethe was a Freemason himself and had inside knowledge.
Did Goethe predict the advent of Globalization, the formation of a World Bank, the plot to internally attack the Catholic Church, and tried to warn future generations what could occur?

This work is a new attempt to reveal Goethe's hidden messages encoded within the Faust text by biographically examining at each stage in his life how he incorporated the knowledge and life-experience he acquired into his work. There are numerous studies on the Faust text, and separate biographies of Goethe—here you will find both elements combined in one fascinating, enlightening and entertaining format.

Book Details:

Batalha Publishers August 4, 2010
Revised Hardcover Edition
 852 pages

(ISBN13: 9789899684416)
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