Romanticism pp 351-354 | Cite as

Selections from Goethe, Novalis, and William Blake

  • John B. Halsted
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There follow brief selections from three authors that seem to me to epitomize most tellingly some of the themes exemplified in this book. The speeches from Goethe’s Faust, Part, I offer another view of the Romantic personality in the greatly influential Faust figure, insatiable for knowledge and experience, like Manfred, quite unsatisfied with the limits of human existence. The selections are from the translation by Bayard Taylor, 1870.


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