Wednesday, January 10, 2018
The Art of Re-Reading: Enter Faust
Reading is one of the great pleasures of life. A book opens up a new window of understanding and that’s what makes reading such a compelling experience and one of the truest pleasures of the human experience.
Something else that ought to get more attention and a stronger proverbial “tipping of the cap” is re-reading.
At the moment, I’m re-reading Goethe’s Faust along with one of my favourite playwrights of all time, Botho Strauss. Strauss' Die Fremdenfuehrerin is a the one and only play I've read more than 3 times. Most quality reading is layered and doesn't fall under the one and done category. For instance, Goethe's Faust, or anything by Goethe for that matter, always awakens new and better perspectives on life.
One Faust quote for you today:
“A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.”