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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

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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