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Allegory Old and New : In Literature, the Fine Arts, Music and Theatre, and Its Continuity in Culture - Marlies Kronegger

Allegory Old and New

In Literature, the Fine Arts, Music and Theatre, and Its Continuity in Culture

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Bringing allegory into the light from the neglect into which it fell means focusing on the wondrous heights of the human spirit in its significance for culture.
Contemporary philosophies and literary theories, which give pre-eminence to primary linguistics forms (symbol and metaphor), seem to favor just that which makes intelligible communication possible. But they fall short in accounting for the deepest subliminal founts that prompt the mind to exalt in beauty, virtue, transcending aspiration.
The present, rich collection shows how allegory, incorporating the soaring of the spirit, offers highlights for culture, with its fluctuations and transformation. This collective effort, rich in ideas and intuitions and covering a vast range of cultural manifestations, is a pioneering work, retrieving the vision of the exalted human spirit, bringing together literature, theatre, music and painting in a variety of revealing perspectives.
The authors include: M. Kronegger, Ch. Raffini, J. Smith, J.B. Williamson, H. Ross, M.F. Wagner, F. Divorne, L. Oppenheim, D.K. Heckerl, N. Campi de Castro, P. Saurez Pascual, M. Alfaro Amieiro, H. Fletcher Thompson, R.J. Wilson III, and A. Stensaas.
For specialists, students and workers in philosophy, comparative literature, aesthetic phenomenologists and historians of art.

Acknowledgements
The Theme : Allegory: Aesthetic Vehicle of the Spirit
Allegory and Maxim: Power and Faith, Passions and Virtuesp. 3
Allegory and the Dramatic Foundations of the Medieval Theaterp. 29
Balzac's Allegories of Energy in La Comedie Humainep. 37
Oracle et allegorie dans l'Andromede de Pierre Corneillep. 49
Allegory Then and Now: The Physician and Diseasep. 61
Michael Drayton's 'Ideas' and the 'Where' and the 'Whence' of Allegoryp. 83
Les Conquetes de la Toison d'or of 1661 and 1683: The Breakdown of the Sun Allegoryp. 95
Le jeu allegorique chez Poussin: Les Putti comme embleme dans Tancrede et Herminie (Birmingham)p. 113
Michel Butor's L'Embarquement de la Reine de Saba: An Allegorical Undoing of Aesthetic Experiencep. 131
Paul de Man and the Question of 'Domination Free' Allegoryp. 141
Allegory, You Are Womanp. 151
L'allegorie du mal. Deux epoques, deux perspectivesp. 161
From Metaphor to Matter: Sartre, Merleau-Ponty and the Subject of Sightp. 185
Paranoia and the Aesthetics of Chaos in Thomas Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbowp. 203
Metaphoric and Metonymic Allegory: Ricoeur, Jakobson, and the Poetry of W. B. Yeatsp. 219
The Transformed and Transforming Image in the Shift from Print to Digital Culturep. 229
Billy Budd: An Allegory on the Rights of Manp. 251
Political Allegory: Bakhtin, Jameson and Birago Diop's Les Contes d'Amadou Koumbap. 259
The Myth of the Fall and Walker Percy's Will Barrettp. 265
The Possibility of a Phenomenology of the Text. From and Against Postmodernismp. 277
Gustav Mahler's Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen as Song and Symphonic Movement: Abduction, Over-Coding, and Catachresisp. 293
Madana (the Mythical Love-God) in Kalidasa and Tagorep. 303
Annex: Freedom and Creativityp. 311
Index of Namesp. 319
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ISBN: 9780792323488
ISBN-10: 0792323483
Series: Fundamental Theories of Physics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 340
Published: 31st March 1994
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.83
Weight (kg): 0.48