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The Resource Passage through hell : modernist descents, medieval underworlds, David L. Pike

Passage through hell : modernist descents, medieval underworlds, David L. Pike

Label
Passage through hell : modernist descents, medieval underworlds
Title
Passage through hell
Title remainder
modernist descents, medieval underworlds
Statement of responsibility
David L. Pike
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Taking the culturally resonant motif of the descent to the underworld as his guiding thread. David L. Pike traces the interplay between myth and history in medieval and modernist literature. Passage through Hell suggests new approaches to the practices of comparative literature, and a possible escape from the current morass of competing critical schools and ideologies
  • Pike's readings of Louis-Ferdinand Celine and Walter Benjamin reveal the tensions at work in the modern appropriation of structures derived from ancient and medieval descents. His book shows how these structures were redefined in modernism and persist in contemporary critical practice. In order to recover the historical corpus of modernism, he asserts, it is necessary to acknowledge the attraction that medieval forms and motifs held for modernist literature and theory. By pairing the writings of the postwar German dramatist and novelist Peter Weiss with Dante's Commedia, and Christine de Pizan with Virginia Woolf, Pike argues for a new level of complexity in the relation between medieval and modern poetics
Cataloging source
INARC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pike, David L.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hell in literature
  • Literature
  • Civilization, Medieval, in literature
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Civilization, Medieval, in literature
  • Hell in literature
  • Literature
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Enfer dans la littérature
  • Littérature
  • Civilisation médiévale dans la littérature
  • Modernisme (Littérature)
  • Letterkunde
  • Hel
  • Höllenfahrt
  • Literatur
  • Geschichte 1500-1990
  • Littérature - Histoire et critique
  • Civilisation médiévale dans la littérature
  • Enfer dans la littérature
  • Littérature
  • Modernisme (Littérature)
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary
Label
Passage through hell : modernist descents, medieval underworlds, David L. Pike
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-279) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Passage through Hell; Title; Copyright; Contents; PREFACE; ABBREVIATIONS AND NOTE ON TEXTS AND TRANSLATIONS; 1 The Persistence of the Universal: Critical Descents into Antiquity; 2 ""La Bataille du Styx"": Céline's Allegory of Conversion; 3 The Conversion of Dante; Descent into Modernity: Peter Weiss's Welttheater; Storming the Gates of Paradise: Dante's descensus ad superos; 4 The Gender of Descent; O voi che siete in piccioletta barca"": Christine de Pizan and the Topoi of Descent; Romps of Fancy"": Virginia Woolf, Turf Battles, and the Metaphorics of Descent
  • 5 The Representation of Hell: Benjamin's Descent into the City of Light6 The Descent into History, or Beyond a Modernism of Reading: Heaney and Walcott; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX
Control code
on1036764623
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 292 pages
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501729478
Lccn
96018284
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv5qt8kn
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036764623
Label
Passage through hell : modernist descents, medieval underworlds, David L. Pike
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-279) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Passage through Hell; Title; Copyright; Contents; PREFACE; ABBREVIATIONS AND NOTE ON TEXTS AND TRANSLATIONS; 1 The Persistence of the Universal: Critical Descents into Antiquity; 2 ""La Bataille du Styx"": Céline's Allegory of Conversion; 3 The Conversion of Dante; Descent into Modernity: Peter Weiss's Welttheater; Storming the Gates of Paradise: Dante's descensus ad superos; 4 The Gender of Descent; O voi che siete in piccioletta barca"": Christine de Pizan and the Topoi of Descent; Romps of Fancy"": Virginia Woolf, Turf Battles, and the Metaphorics of Descent
  • 5 The Representation of Hell: Benjamin's Descent into the City of Light6 The Descent into History, or Beyond a Modernism of Reading: Heaney and Walcott; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX
Control code
on1036764623
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 292 pages
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501729478
Lccn
96018284
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv5qt8kn
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036764623

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