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The alchemist in literature : from Dante to the present

Author: Theodore Ziolkowski; Oxford University Press.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Impression: 2View all editions and formats
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This study examines the figure of the alchemist in literature from Dante to the present and shows how the popular response to that figure has changed through the ages.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Theodore Ziolkowski; Oxford University Press.
ISBN: 9780198746836 0198746830
OCLC Number: 1020472825
Description: X, [4], 237 s. : il. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction, or Prima Materia Satirizations, or Nigredo Romanticizations, or Cauda Pavonis Adaptations, or Albedo Poeticizations, or Fermentatio Spiritualizations, or Rubedo Popularizations, or Projectio Conclusion, or Quinta Essentia Index
Responsibility: Theodore Ziolkowski.

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a thorough, thoughtful analysis ... [Ziolkowski's] collection of lunatics, lovers and poets drawn passionately to alchemys powerful symbolism shows that the majority pursued the topic with deadpan Read more...

 
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