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Alchemical mercury : a theory of ambivalence

Author: Karen Pinkus
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©2010.
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Alchemical Mercury is the first comprehensive study to consider alchemy, from the past through the present and beyond, in relation to literary and visual theory.
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Pinkus, Karen.
Alchemical mercury.
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2008053119
(OCoLC)278980862
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Pinkus
ISBN: 9780804772877 0804772878 0804760322 9780804760324
OCLC Number: 589169126
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 217 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction : lead into gold --
Visibilia --
Excursus : ambivalence --
Chemical nuptials --
Excursus : mercury --
A chemical couple --
Rumplestiltskin --
The sandman --
Excursus : counterfeiting --
Reading capital I alchemically --
Digital gold.
Responsibility: Karen Pinkus.

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We think of alchemy as the transformation of a base material (usually lead) into gold, but 'alchemy' is a word in wide circulation in everyday life, often called upon to fulfill a metaphoric duty as  Read more...

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