Prometheus and Faust: The Promethean Revolt in Drama from Classical Antiquity to Goethe
by Timothy R Wutrich (9780313292446)

Prometheus and Faust: The Promethean Revolt in Drama from Classical Antiquity to Goethe
 

Timothy R Wutrich


Release Date: 30 August 1995
Format: Hardback
Pages: 192
Category: Literature & Literary Studies
ISBN: 9780313292446
ISBN-10: 0313292442



The comparison made between Prometheus and Faust occurs so frequently in modern scholarship as to seem commonplace. However, while each figure has been investigated separately, no recent full-length study has brought the two characters together and examined the association. The present volume explores the Prometheus myth from its preliterary origins through treatments in Greek by Hesiod, Aeschylus, Plato, and Lucian, as well as in Latin literature and Roman theatricals. The investigation continues into hitherto unexplored connections with the Greek figure and the magus and occult scientist types of late antiquity, the Middle Ages, and Renaissance. The Prometheus and Faust traditions met in literature and art soon after the emergence of the historical Faustus. The traditions continued to exist independently through the 16th and 17th centuries, until Goethe began to write a play about each character. Ultimately Goethe abandoned Prometheus; however, Faust absorbed much of the Promethean persona.

AUD $199.95

 This title is not held in stock & is ordered from suppliers, subject to availability.



Write a customer review of Prometheus and Faust: The Promethean Revolt in Drama from Classical Antiquity to Goethe.



If you like this title please tell others:

tell others

post to your Facebook wall post on Twitter post on Digg recommend to Stumbleupon bookmark on Delicious RSS feed send to a friend


Australian BookShop
Australian Bookshop. Established 2003
Search
Shopping Cart Customer Support


HolisticPage
International Online Store
of Inspiration
we ship everywhere
Australia Post
Australia Wide
.
Worldwide