Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: Faust, Part I . Translated by David Constantine. Pp. lviii+182. London: Penguin Classics, 2005. Pb. £8.99. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: Faust, Part II . Translated by David Constantine. Pp. xcvi+285. London: Penguin Classics, 2009. Pb. £10.99.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: Faust, Part I . Translated by David Constantine. Pp. lviii+182.... period – which is not necessarily a bad thing. But it is clear enough from the shared concerns of the acts of reception discussed in this book that Petrarch’s importance in Romantic England lay in his softly spoken claim to fill the void left by the great Romantic totem whose absence Wordsworth had lamented in the famous opening lines of ‘London, 1802’: ‘MILTON, thou shouldst be living at this hour: | England hath need of thee: she is a fen | Of stagnant waters: altar, sword, and pen.’ The consensus among canonical male poets that Petrarch’s voice did not possess the public and declamatory quality that England needed did not eclipse Petrarchism, but consigned his poetic language to feminine and domestic poetic situations in which, as Zuccato convincingly demonstrates, Petrarch’s influence on the literary output of Romantic England is too important to be ignored. Alex MacMillan Clare Hall, Cambridge Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: Faust, Part I. Translated by David Constantine. Pp. lviii+182. London: Penguin Classics, 2005. Pb. £8.99. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: Faust, Part II. Translated by David Constantine. Pp. xcvi+285. London: Penguin Classics, 2009. Pb. £10.99. I must declare an interest at once: my own translation of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Translation and Literature Edinburgh University Press

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: Faust, Part I . Translated by David Constantine. Pp. lviii+182. London: Penguin Classics, 2005. Pb. £8.99. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: Faust, Part II . Translated by David Constantine. Pp. xcvi+285. London: Penguin Classics, 2009. Pb. £10.99.

Translation and Literature, Volume 20 (1): 112 – Mar 1, 2011

Loading next page...
 
/lp/edinburgh-university-press/johann-wolfgang-von-goethe-faust-part-i-translated-by-david-w3kldn4V9O
Publisher
Edinburgh University Press
Copyright
© Edinburgh University Press Ltd, 2011
Subject
Reviews; Literary Studies
ISSN
0968-1361
eISSN
1750-0214
D.O.I.
10.3366/tal.2011.0010
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

period – which is not necessarily a bad thing. But it is clear enough from the shared concerns of the acts of reception discussed in this book that Petrarch’s importance in Romantic England lay in his softly spoken claim to fill the void left by the great Romantic totem whose absence Wordsworth had lamented in the famous opening lines of ‘London, 1802’: ‘MILTON, thou shouldst be living at this hour: | England hath need of thee: she is a fen | Of stagnant waters: altar, sword, and pen.’ The consensus among canonical male poets that Petrarch’s voice did not possess the public and declamatory quality that England needed did not eclipse Petrarchism, but consigned his poetic language to feminine and domestic poetic situations in which, as Zuccato convincingly demonstrates, Petrarch’s influence on the literary output of Romantic England is too important to be ignored. Alex MacMillan Clare Hall, Cambridge Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: Faust, Part I. Translated by David Constantine. Pp. lviii+182. London: Penguin Classics, 2005. Pb. £8.99. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: Faust, Part II. Translated by David Constantine. Pp. xcvi+285. London: Penguin Classics, 2009. Pb. £10.99. I must declare an interest at once: my own translation of

Journal

Translation and LiteratureEdinburgh University Press

Published: Mar 1, 2011

There are no references for this article.

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Search

Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly

Organize

Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.

Access

Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

DeepDyve

Freelancer

DeepDyve

Pro

Price

FREE

$49/month
$360/year

Save searches from
Google Scholar,
PubMed

Create folders to
organize your research

Export folders, citations

Read DeepDyve articles

Abstract access only

Unlimited access to over
18 million full-text articles

Print

20 pages / month

PDF Discount

20% off