n Journal for Language Teaching = Ijenali Yekufundzisa Lulwimi = Tydskrif vir Taalonderrig - The influence of Goethe's Faust on N.P. van Wyk Louw's drama Die dieper reg
|Article Title||The influence of Goethe's Faust on N.P. van Wyk Louw's drama Die dieper reg|
|© Publisher:||South African Association for Language Teaching (SAALT)|
|Journal||Journal for Language Teaching = Ijenali Yekufundzisa Lulwimi = Tydskrif vir Taalonderrig|
|Publication Date||Jun 2007|
|Pages||142 - 151|
|Keyword(s)||German literature, Influence and N.P. van Wyk Louw|
Owing to his studies of German and extensive reading in the field of German literature, the Afrikaans poet and playwright N.P. van Wyk Louw had been acquainted with Goethe's Faust when he wrote his first published drama Die dieper reg in 1938. The section entitled "Prolog im Himmel" and the character of Mephistopheles were of special interest to him, although he vehemently denied his indebtedness to the latter. This article explores to what extent Louw's drama was influenced by Goethe's Faust and also investigates his conception of the "deed", which is in accordance with the striving character of Faust.
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