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Lure of the arcane : the literature of cult and conspiracy

Author: Theodore Ziolkowski
Publisher: Baltimore : The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013.
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After much investigation, Ziolkowski reinforces Umberto Eco's notion that the most powerful secret, the magnetic center of conspiracy fiction, is in fact "a secret without content."

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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(DLC) 2012041101
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Theodore Ziolkowski
ISBN: 1421409593 9781421409597
OCLC Number: 858601634
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: ""Cover""; ""Contents""; ""Preface""; ""Introduction""; ""1 The Mystery Cults of Antiquity""; ""2 The Order of Knights Templar in the Middle Ages""; ""3 The Rosicrucians of the Post-Reformation""; ""4 The Lodges of the Enlightenment""; ""5 Secret Societies of Romantic Socialism""; ""6 Modern Variations""; ""7 Interlude: The Protocols of the Elders of Zion""; ""8 The Playfulness of Postmodernism""; ""Conclusion""; ""Notes""; ""Index""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""; ""K""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""Q""; ""R""; ""S""; ""T""; ""V""; ""W""; ""Y""
Responsibility: Theodore Ziolkowski The Johns Hopkins Univ.
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Conspiracies, whether attributed to mystery cults, Freemasons, Socialists, or Rosicrucians, pervade literature from Euripides to Umberto Eco, as Theodore Ziolkowski shows in Lure of the Arcane. Read more...

 
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