Archetype, Architecture and the Writer

Archetype, Architecture and the Writer

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Bettina Knapp probes the nature, meaning, and use of the architectural metaphors and archetypes that pervade all literature.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 228 pages
  • 157.5 x 236.2 x 25.4mm | 544.32g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0253308577
  • 9780253308573

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"Altogether, the work is a delight, offering an unusual, provocative view on the disparate texts, with the added pleasure of lucid graceful prose." Journal of Modern Literatureshow more

Table of contents

Introduction 1. Ibsen: The Master Builder-Emptiness, an Architectural Archetype 2. Maeterlinck: The Intruder and Interior-An Architectural Archetype of Introversion 3. James: OThe Jolly CornerO-The Entrapped Shadow in the Archetypal House 4. Ansky: OThe Tower of RomeO-An Architectural Archetype of the Self-Made Man 5. Kafka: The Castle-The Archetypal Land Surveyor 6. Lorca: The House of Bernarda Alba-A Hermaphroditic Martriarchate 7. Borges: OThe Library of BabelO- The Archetypal Hexagonal Gallery 8. Fuentes: OIn a Flemish GardenO-A Parapsychological Happening in an Architectural Construct 9. Wang Shih-Fu: The Romance of the Western Chamber-The Architectonic Archetype 10. Mishima: The Temple of the Golden Pavilion-An Archetypal Feminine Sun and an Archetypal Masculine Moon Conclusion Notes Bibliography Indexshow more

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