TITLE

Genji and Faust

AUTHOR(S)
ARONSSON, ANNE
PUB. DATE
October 2015
SOURCE
Comparatist;Oct2015, Vol. 39, p252
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers a comparison between Genji and Faust, the protagonists in the novel "Genji monogatari" (The Tale of Genji) by Murasaki Shikibu and the play "Faust," by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe respectively. Topics include how the yearning to transcend human commonality illuminated by Genji and Faust play out against two distinct religious traditions, the religious background of the works, and the limitations of comparison regarding the potential salvation and atonement of two protagonists.
ACCESSION #
110836533

 

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