Cover

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Title Page, Copyright

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pp. 2-7

Contents

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pp. 8-9

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Preface

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pp. 10-15

My interpretation of Valery's Mon Faust does not trace this work back to its sources. It adds little to the existing influence studies—in particular those by von Richthofen...

Abbreviations

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pp. 16-19

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One

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pp. 20-55

Valery's ideas on the drama parallel his thoughts on the novel. They matured in his early twenties, between 1891 and 1894, half a century before Mon Faust, under the impact of works as...

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Two

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pp. 56-110

After the monstrously cerebral Monsieur Teste, after Valery's methodical Leonardo, and his Narcissus, who is curious only about his own essence (cf. P.i, 128), Faust represents a...

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Three

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pp. 111-168

Consistent with the Baroque origins and Stoic training of his historical model, Valery's Faust had correctly diagnosed the Solitaire's behavior as symptomatic of a mental disease. In the language of the Stoics, the Solitaire would...

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Four

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pp. 169-263

The moment has come to compare Valery's Faust with his primary model, the protagonist of Goethe's "tragedy" —a tragedy in name only, it would seem, since the hero in the end is saved by...

Selected Bibliography

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pp. 264-267

Index

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pp. 268-275