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The horse in literature and film : uncovering a transcultural paradigm

Author: Francisco LaRubia-Prado
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, 2017.
Series: Ecocritical theory and practice
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores the balancing function that horses play when they become central characters in literature and film. Through close readings of texts from the Middle Ages until the present, covering works from Eastern and Western cultures, the book examines the deep symbolic meaning, cultural significance, and projective power of these animals.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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LaRubia-Prado, Francisco author.
Horse in literature and film
Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, 2017
(DLC) 2017031309
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Francisco LaRubia-Prado
ISBN: 9781498534925 1498534929
OCLC Number: 1003132310
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction: The Horse Paradigm --
Everyday Life and Its Disruptions. Germany. Horses at the Frontier: Heinrich von Kleist's Michael Kohlhaas --
Russia. Horse and Nature: Leo Tolstoy's Kholstomer [Strider] --
Iceland. Saga Horses: Benedikt Erlingsson's Hross í oss [Of Horses and Men] --
War and Peace. Spain. Horses as Gift: Cantar de Mio Cid [Poem of the Cid] --
Japan. Horses as the Real: Akira Kurosawa's Kagemusha [The Shadow Warrior] --
Children and Young Adult Literature: Peace Horse, War Horse, Novel by Michael Morpurgo; Play by Nick Stafford --
Authenticity and Inauthenticity. England. Alchemical Horse: D.H. Lawrence's St. Mawr --
USA. Horse as Home: The Misfits, Film by John Huston; Script by Arthur Miller --
India. Postcolonial Horse: Girish Karnad's Hayavadana [Head of a Horse] --
Conclusion: Horse Balance.
Series Title: Ecocritical theory and practice
Responsibility: by Francisco LaRubia-Prado.

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