[PDF] Gothic Cabala

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Author: Carol Margaret Davison
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Category : Antisemitism in literature
Languages : en
Pages : 556
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Gothic Cabala

by Carol Margaret Davison, release date 1997, Gothic Cabala Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Gothic Cabala books, "The figure of the Wandering Jew in British Gothic literature has been generally regarded as a static and romantic Everyman who signifies religious punishment, remorse, and alienation. In that it fails to consider the fact that the legend of the Wandering Jew signalled a noteworthy historical shift from theological to racial anti-Semitism, this reading has overlooked the significance of this figure's specific ethno-religious aspect and its relation to the figure of the vampire. It has hindered, consequently, the recognition of the Wandering Jew's relevance to the "Jewish Question," a vital issue in the construction of British national identity. In this dissertation, I chronicle the "spectropoetics" of Gothic literature---how the spectres, of Jewish difference and Jewish assimilation haunt the British Gothic novel. I trace this "spectropoetics" through medieval anti-Semitism, and consider its significance in addressing anxieties about the Crypto-Jew and the Cabala's role in secret societies during two major historic events concurrent with the period of classic Gothic literature---the Spanish Inquisition, a narrative element featured in many Gothic works, and the French Revolution, a cataclysmic event to which many Gothic works responded. In the light of this complex of concerns, I examine the role of the Wandering Jew in five Gothic works---Matthew G. Lewis's The Monk (1795), William Godwin's St. Leon (1799), Charles Robert Maturin's Melmoth the Wanderer (1820), Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu's "Carmilla" (1872), and Brain Stoker's Dracula (1897). In my conclusion, I delineate the vampiric Wandering Jew's "eternal" role in addressing nationalist concerns by examining his symbolic preeminence in Nazi Germany." --




[PDF] Bram Stoker S Dracula

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Author: Carol Margaret Davison
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 1554881056
Size: 55.73 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 432
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Bram Stoker S Dracula

by Carol Margaret Davison, release date 1997-11-01, Bram Stoker S Dracula Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Bram Stoker S Dracula books, Winner of the 1997 International Association of the Fantastic in the Arts Best Non-fiction Book In 1897, Archibald Constable & Company published a novel by the unheralded Bram Stoker. That novel, Dracula, has gone on to become perhaps the most influential novel of all time. To commemorate the centennial of that great novel, Carol Margaret Davison has brought together this collection of essays by some of the world’s leading scholars. The essays analyze Stoker’s original novel and celebrate its legacy in popular culture. The continuing presence of Dracula and vampire fiction and films provides proof that, as Davison writes, Dracula is "alive and sucking." "Dracula is a Gothic mandala, a vast design in which multiple reflections of the elements of the genre are configured in elegant sets of symmetries. It is also a sort of lens, bringing focus and compression to diverse Gothic motifs, including not only vampirism but madness, the night, spoiled innocence, disorder in nature, sacrilege, cannibalism, necrophilia, psychic projection, the succubus, the incubus, the ruin, and the tomb. Gathering up and unifying all that came before it, and casting its great shadow over all that came and continues to come after, its influence on twentieth-century Gothic fiction and film is unique and irresistible." from the Preface by Patrick McGrath




[PDF] Anti Semitism And British Gothic Literature

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Author: C. Davison
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230006035
Size: 14.70 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 227
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Anti Semitism And British Gothic Literature

by C. Davison, release date 2004-06-30, Anti Semitism And British Gothic Literature Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Anti Semitism And British Gothic Literature books, Anti-Semitism and British Gothic Literature examines the Gothic's engagement with the Jewish Question and British national identity over the course of a century. Beginning with an exploration of Jewish demonology from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment, Davison interprets the changing significance of the trans-national Wandering Jew in classic Gothic fiction who later migrates into Victorian realism. What emerges is the elucidation of an anti-Semitic 'spectropoetics' that convey how the spectres of Jewish difference and Jewish assimilation haunt British literature.




[PDF] Restoring The Temple Of Vision

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Author: Marsha Keith Schuchard
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004124899
Size: 66.82 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 845
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Restoring The Temple Of Vision

by Marsha Keith Schuchard, release date 2002-01-01, Restoring The Temple Of Vision Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Restoring The Temple Of Vision books, This book uncovers the early Jewish, Scottish, and Stuart sources of "ancient" Cabalistic Freemasonry. Drawing on architectural, technological, political, and religious documents, it provides the historical context for Masonic traditions of visionary Temple building and mystical fraternity.




[PDF] Alms For Oblivion

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Author: Edward Dahlberg
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 0816657386
Size: 31.69 MB
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Category : Literary Collections
Languages : en
Pages : 166
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Alms For Oblivion

by Edward Dahlberg, release date 1967-09-25, Alms For Oblivion Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Alms For Oblivion books, Alms for Oblivion was first published in 1967. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. This volume makes available in book form a collection of seventeen essays by Edward Dahlberg, who has been called one of the great unrecognized writers of our time. Some of the selections have never been published before; others have appeared previously only in magazines of limited circulation. There is a foreword by Sir Herbert Read. The individual essays are on a wide range of subjects: literary, historical, philosophical, personal. The longest is a discussion of Herman Melville's work entitled "Moby-Dick - A Hamitic Dream." The fate of authors at the hands of reviewers is the subject of the essay called "For Sale." In "No Love and No Thanks" the author draws a characterization of our time. He presents a critique of the poet William Carlos Williams in "Word-Sick and Place- Crazy," and a discussion of F. Scott Fitzgerald in "Peopleless Fiction." In "My Friends Stieglitz, Anderson, and Dreiser" he discusses not only Alfred Stieglitz, Sherwood Anderson, and Theodore Dreiser but other personalities as well. He also writes of Sherwood Anderson in "Midwestern Fable." In "Cutpurse Philosopher" the subject is William James. "Florentine Codex" is about the conquistadores. Other essays in the collection are the following: "Randolph Bourne," "Our Vanishing Cooperative Colonies," "Chivers and Poe," "Domestic Manners of Americans," "Robert McAlmon: A Memoir," "The Expatriates: A Memoir," and an essay on Allen Tate.




[PDF] The Emerging Self

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Author: Joseph Aloysius Mast
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ISBN: 9780931832680
Size: 63.48 MB
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Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
Languages : en
Pages : 302
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The Emerging Self

by Joseph Aloysius Mast, release date 1991, The Emerging Self Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Emerging Self books,




[PDF] Alms For Oblivion Essays

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Author: Edward Dahlberg
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Size: 56.94 MB
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Category : American literature
Languages : en
Pages : 166
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Alms For Oblivion Essays

by Edward Dahlberg, release date 1964, Alms For Oblivion Essays Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Alms For Oblivion Essays books,




[PDF] The Gothic Wanderer

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Author: Tyler R. Tichelaar
Publisher: Modern History Press
ISBN: 1615991387
Size: 49.65 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 318
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The Gothic Wanderer

by Tyler R. Tichelaar, release date 2012-01-01, The Gothic Wanderer Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Gothic Wanderer books, The Gothic Wanderer Rises Eternal in Popular Literature From the horrors of sixteenth century Italian castles to twenty-first century plagues, from the French Revolution to the liberation of Libya, Tyler R. Tichelaar takes readers on far more than a journey through literary history. The Gothic Wanderer is an exploration of man's deepest fears, his eff orts to rise above them for the last two centuries, and how he may be on the brink finally of succeeding. Tichelaar examines the figure of the Gothic wanderer in such well-known Gothic novels as "The Mysteries of Udolpho," "Frankenstein," and "Dracula," as well as lesser known works like Fanny Burney's "The Wanderer," Mary Shelley's "The Last Man," and Edward Bulwer-Lytton's "Zanoni." He also finds surprising Gothic elements in classics like Dickens' "A Tale of Two Cities" and Edgar Rice Burroughs' "Tarzan of the Apes." From Matthew Lewis' "The Monk" to Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight," Tichelaar explores a literary tradition whose characters refl ect our greatest fears and deepest hopes. Readers will find here the revelation that not only are we all Gothic wanderers--but we are so only by our own choosing. Acclaim for "The Gothic Wanderer" ""The Gothic Wanderer" shows us the importance of its title figure in helping us to see our own imperfections and our own sometimes contradictory yearnings to be both unique and yet a part of a society. The reader is in for an insightful treat." --Diana DeLuca, Ph.D. and author of Extraordinary Things "Make no mistake about it, The Gothic Wanderer is an important, well researched and comprehensive treatise on some of the world's finest literature." --Michael Willey, author of Ojisan Zanoni Foreword by Marie Mulvey-Roberts, Ph.D. Learn more at www.GothicWanderer.com From Modern History Press www.ModernHistoryPress.com Literary Criticism: Gothing & Romance Literary Criticism: European - General