World without Evil: Goethe’s Faust and the Faust Tradition

This essay looks at the three most famous works of literature in the Faust tradition (by Marlowe, Goethe, and Thomas Mann), discussing how Goethe’s Faust seems not to credit the very notion of evil that stands behind both Marlowe’s and Mann’s versions of the story.


“World without Evil: Goethe’s Faust and the Faust Tradition,” in Good and Evil (Critical Insights), ed. Margaret Sönser Breen (Ipswich, MA: Ebsco/Salem Press, 2012), 59-78.