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Prometheus in the nineteenth century : from myth to symbol

Author: Caroline Corbeau-Parsons
Publisher: [London] : [Routledge], [2017]
Series: Studies in comparative literature (Oxford, England), 25.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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On Zeus' order, Prometheus was chained to Mount Caucasus where, every day, he was to endure his liver being devoured by a bird of prey his punishment for bringing fire to mankind.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Named Person: Prometheus, (Greek deity); Prometheus, (Greek deity); Prometheus, (Greek deity)
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Caroline Corbeau-Parsons
ISBN: 9781351192132 1351192132
OCLC Number: 1013927890
Notes: Originally published in 2013 by Legenda.
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations.
Contents: Part I. From the beginnings to the nineteenth century. 1. 'Archaic' and 'intermediate' myths, or the primitive constitution of the Prometheus myth ; 2. From antiquity to Christianity ; 3. Prometheus during the Renaissance and beyond --
Part II. The nineteenth-century turning point: from myth to symbol. 1. Genius and creation: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ; 2. The Romantic revolution: Byron and Shelley ; 3. The mask of the artist: Victor Hugo, Franz Liszt and Honoré de Balzac --
Part III. Prometheus and the crisis of faith. 1. Symbolism and myth ; 2. 'The twilight of the Gods' ; 3. Prometheus at the heart of symbolist syncretism --
Part IV. The many faces of Prometheus. 1. Gustave Moreau, Prometheus and Jesus Christ ; 2. The vitalist Prometheus ; 3. The cross-fertilization of the Prometheus myth by the Pygmalion myth ; Prometheus and the total work of art.
Series Title: Studies in comparative literature (Oxford, England), 25.
Responsibility: Caroline Corbeau-Parsons.

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