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This newly revised edition, which offers Peter Salm's wonderfully readable translation as well as the original German on facing pages, brings us Faust in a vital, rhythmic American idiom that carefully preserves the grandeur, integrity, and poetic immediacy of Goethe's words.
Faust is regarded as one of the best works in German literature, for $11, it's worth the price.
The only thing that brought it down from a 5 to a 4 is that the book was not in... Read more
Excellent translation. It is inspired. A mixture of Job and The Psalms.Published 5 months ago by Boating Fan
This is sooooooo boring but if you get through half way, then you will be suprised by how much you learnedPublished 10 months ago by ROK 906 RC
Good to have the original on the facing page but the translation seems to try to be poetic yet is not. Read morePublished 14 months ago by N McCARTHY
Overall, this version is just ok. The translator focuses more on getting a very direct translation instead of embracing the 'feel' of Goethe's writing style. Read morePublished 22 months ago by K.R.
I don't speak German so I disclaim any title of authority regarding this translation. Be that as it may, I appreciate a non-rhyming version of Faust in order to try to understand... Read morePublished on February 21, 2013 by Phil Renteria
I'm mainly reacting to another comment. Certainly I'm not the one to write comments on a master piece like this. Read morePublished on December 23, 2012 by Amazon Customer