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Faust in literature

Author: J W Smeed
Publisher: London ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1975.
Series: University of Durham publications.
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Smeed, J.W. (John William).
Faust in literature.
London ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1975
(OCoLC)643605679
Named Person: Faust; Faust; Faust, (personnage légendaire); Faust
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J W Smeed
ISBN: 0197131395 9780197131398
OCLC Number: 1682672
Notes: English and/or German.
Description: x, 291 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: The development of the Faust legend from the sixteenth century to the present day --
Faust as a character and a type. Changes in interpretation and motivation --
The devil --
Nature --
Problems bound up with the theme: the unanswerable questions; the catch in the pact; magical elements in the Faust legend --
Faust and Fust --
The popular and literary traditions --
Imitations and continuations of Goethe's Faust --
Faust and Don Juan: Faust and Don Juan come together; Hoffmann's influence; 'faustian' Don Juans; Hoffmann's Don Juan in France; Faustian traits in Don Juans not influenced by Hoffmann; Faust comes to resemble Don Juan; Conclusion --
Faust and science in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Series Title: University of Durham publications.
Responsibility: by J.W. Smeed.

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