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Melusine the serpent goddess in A.S. Byatt's Possession and in mythology

Author: Gillian M E Alban
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, ©2003.
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"In this work, Gillian M. E. Alban provides both a scholastically rigorous and highly poetic examination of the snake-woman image, the Fairy Melusine, in modern and ancient texts. Beginning with the plot and poetic language of A. S. Byatt's novel Possession, Alban tracks Melusine into medieval legend and farther back to her antecedents in ancient myth. The book describes Melusine's love story and illuminates her  Read more...
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Alban, Gillian, M.E.
Melusine the serpent goddess in A.S. Byatt's Possession and in mythology.
Lanham : Lexington Books, ©2003
(OCoLC)606956645
Online version:
Alban, Gillian, M.E.
Melusine the serpent goddess in A.S. Byatt's Possession and in mythology.
Lanham : Lexington Books, ©2003
(OCoLC)607745184
Named Person: A S Byatt; A S Byatt; Antonia S Byatt; Melusine.; A S Byatt
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gillian M E Alban
ISBN: 0739104713 9780739104712
OCLC Number: 51274781
Description: xiii, 308 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / Thelma Shinn Richard --
Melusine and the Snake Goddess --
Into the Garden, Melusine! The Tale in Byatt's Possession --
The Aquatic Great Goddess --
The Ophidian Goddess in Gylanic Times --
Love and the Holy Marriage --
The Meeting and Marriage of Melusine and Raimondin --
Keats' Lamia in the Cevennes --
Sexual Love in the Ancient Holy Marriage --
The Goddess as Wife or Mother of God --
Mother and Creation --
The Creative Snake Goddess --
From Creatrix to Monster --
Mere Lucine, Echidna: Mother of Monsters --
Serpent Goddess Atargatis and Queen Semiramis --
The Curse and Death --
The Prohibition of Melusine Resulting from Her Curse --
Lilith, Medusa, and Scylla: Rapacious Females --
Snake under the Tree in Paradise: Asherah Suppressed.
Responsibility: Gillian M.E. Alban.
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This work pursues the Fairy Melusine snake-woman image through the plot and the poetry of A.S. Byatt's novel "Possession", into medieval legend, and beyond into her antecedents in ancient myth. It  Read more...

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