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Darke hierogliphicks : alchemy in English literature from Chaucer to the Restoration

Author: Stanton J Linden
Publisher: Lexington, Kentucky : The University Press of Kentucky, 2008. ©1996.
Series: Studies in the English Renaissance.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Paperback editionView all editions and formats
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The literary influence of alchemy and hermeticism in the work of most medieval and early modern authors has been overlooked. Stanton Linden now provides the first comprehensive examination of this influence on English literature from the late Middle Ages through the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Drawing extensively on alchemical allusions as well as on the practical and theoretical background of the art and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Linden, Stanton J., 1935-
Darke hierogliphicks : alchemy in English literature from Chaucer to the Restoration.
Lexington, Kentucky : The University Press of Kentucky, 2008, c1996
ix, 373 pages
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stanton J Linden
ISBN: 9780813150178 0813150175
OCLC Number: 1097306333
Description: 1 ressource en ligne (384 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 ""A Clew and a Labyrinth"": Backgrounds, Definitions, and Preliminaries; 2 ""Concluden Everemoore Amys"": Chaucer and the Medieval Heritage of Alchemical Satire; 3 Posers and Impostors: Sixteenth-Century Alchemical Satire; 4 The Reformation of Vulcan: Francis Bacon and Alchemy; 5 ""Abstract riddles of our stone"": Ben Jonson and the Drama of Alchemy; 6 ""A True Religious Alchimy"": The Poetry of Donne and Herbert. 7 ""That Great & Generall Refining Day"": Alchemy, Allegory, and Eschatology in the Seventeenth Century8 ""Under vailes, and Hieroglyphicall Covertures"": Alchemy in the Poetry of Vaughan and Milton; 9 ""Teutonick Chimericall extravagancies"": Alchemy, Poetry, and the Restoration Revolt against Enthusiasm; 10 Cauda Pavonis; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y; Z.
Series Title: Studies in the English Renaissance.
Responsibility: Stanton J. Linden.

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Most writers - including Langland, Gower, Barclay, Eramus, Sidney, Greene, Lyly, and Shakespeare - were familiar with alchemy, and references to it appear in a wide range of genres.  Read more...

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"This very useful, richly detailed, and profusely illustrated book traces the impact of the alchemical art on English literature over a three-hundred year period, from Chaucer to the Restoration." -- Read more...

 
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