Dictionary of Literary Themes and Motifs, Volume 2

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Greenwood Press, 1988 - 1507 pages

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This is a major encyclopedia for comparative literature and, secondarily, the history of ideas. Coming from 98 contributors, the 143 articles vary widely in scope and method. But a typical entry ... Read full review

Contents

PREFACE xi
675
Lesbianism
747
Liebestod
768
Love in Greek and Roman Literature
790
Masque or Mask
827
Monsters
870
Name and Naming
885
Oedipus Complex
929
Siren
1210
Social Status of Hero
1217
Spy
1227
Stupidity
1234
Sublimity
1243
Terror
1255
Theatrical Absurdity
1267
Time
1270

Personality DoubleSplitMultiple
963
Picaresque
974
The Pícaro in American Literature
983
The Prostitute with a Good Heart
998
Psychoanalysis of the Self
1009
Religion in Science Fiction
1057
Christian Hero 231
1117
Science
1126
Search for Father
1141
Secret Love
1148
Seduction
1158
Senex Amator
1171
Sex Heterosexual Erotic
1177
Shadow
1195
Tower
1280
Tragicomic Hero
1286
Travel
1292
Underground Man
1333
Unicorn
1340
Universe
1344
Utopia
1350
Vampirism
1373
Alienation 31
1383
CROSSINDEX
1389
INDEX
1401
ABOUT THE EDITORS AND CONTRIBUTORS
1495
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