"A Non-Supernatural Faust": Bertrand Russell and the Themes of Faust

Gladys Garner Leithauser
1978 Russell: the Journal of Bertrand Russell Studies  
THE WORKS OF Bertrand Russell display strong evidence that he found the themes of Faust significant for our time. Four writings over a period of fifty years-a famous philosophical essay, two novellas, and an autobiographical essay-as well as scattered references employ materials from the story of Faust. More specifically, Russell testified that this legendary figure provided him with a kind of identity when he struggled with contemporary complexities. In ·Volume II of his Autobiography, Russell
more » ... obiography, Russell states:
doi:10.15173/russell.v0i0.1487 fatcat:2cjoqozpongkxj3vehyspvdh34