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The Resource The changes of Cain : violence and the lost brother in Cain and Abel literature, Ricardo J. Quinones

The changes of Cain : violence and the lost brother in Cain and Abel literature, Ricardo J. Quinones

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The changes of Cain : violence and the lost brother in Cain and Abel literature
Title
The changes of Cain
Title remainder
violence and the lost brother in Cain and Abel literature
Statement of responsibility
Ricardo J. Quinones
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Era by era, from the writings of the classical Christian epoch up to East of Eden and Amadeus, from Philo to Finnegans Wake, Ricardo Quinones examines the contexts of a master metaphor of our culture. This brilliant work is the first comprehensive book on the Cain and Abel story."Ricardo Quinones takes us on a grand tour of Western civilization in his admirable book, which reveals the riches of the Cain-Abel story as it develops from its Biblical origin to Citizen Kane and Michel Tournier. This is cultural history and literary criticism of the first order, finely written, formidably but gracefully erudite, and illustrating the capacity of Judeo-Christian culture and the modernity emerging from it constantly to criticize the darker side of its own foundations and realizations."--Joseph Frank"Ricardo J. Quinones skips Biblical and Talmudic exegesis to follow Cain and Abel through later centuries, from classical times to the present. What he uncovers sheds light on important shifts of consciousness and behavior in European and American culture. ... Quinones writes with true eloquence and conviction. . . ."--James Finn Cotter, The Hudson Review"Quinones's study of how [the] three Cains were transformed by Romanticism and Modernism into a sometimes positive, sometimes negative, but always necessary archetype of the modern world is literary and cultural analytic history at its very best."--ChoiceRicardo J. Quinones is Josephine Olp Weeks Professor of English and Comparative Literatures, and Director of the Gould Center for Humanistic Studies, at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, California. He is the author of The Renaissance Discovery of Time (Harvard), Dante Alighieri (Twayne), and Mapping Literary Modernism: Time and Development (Princeton). Originally published in 1991. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Quinones, Ricardo J
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Princeton legacy library
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cain
  • Abel
  • Abel
  • Cain
  • Brothers in literature
  • Violence in literature
  • Human sacrifice in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Brothers in literature
  • Human sacrifice in literature
  • Literature
  • Violence in literature
Label
The changes of Cain : violence and the lost brother in Cain and Abel literature, Ricardo J. Quinones
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-277) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter Five. THE SECRET SHARER
  • Chapter Six. DEMIAN
  • Chapter Seven. THE NEW AMERICAN CAIN: EAST OF EDEN AND OTHER WORKS OF POST-WORLD WAR II AMERICA
  • Chapter Eight. BILLY BUDD
  • Chapter Nine. AMADEUS AND PRICK UP YOUR EARS
  • Chapter Ten. ABEL SANCHEZ
  • Chapter Eleven. CAIN OF FUTURE HISTORY
  • Chapter Twelve. TWINNING THE TWAIN
  • EPILOGUE
  • NOTES
  • Frontmatter
  • INDEX
  • CONTENTS
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  • INTRODUCTION
  • Chapter One. CITIZEN CAIN
  • Chapter Two. MONSTROUS CAIN
  • Chapter Three. CAIN AS SACRED EXECUTIONER
  • CHAPTER FOUR. Byron's Cain and Its Antecedents
Control code
ocn889251406
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (293 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400862146
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400862146
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt736jhc
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889251406
Label
The changes of Cain : violence and the lost brother in Cain and Abel literature, Ricardo J. Quinones
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-277) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter Five. THE SECRET SHARER
  • Chapter Six. DEMIAN
  • Chapter Seven. THE NEW AMERICAN CAIN: EAST OF EDEN AND OTHER WORKS OF POST-WORLD WAR II AMERICA
  • Chapter Eight. BILLY BUDD
  • Chapter Nine. AMADEUS AND PRICK UP YOUR EARS
  • Chapter Ten. ABEL SANCHEZ
  • Chapter Eleven. CAIN OF FUTURE HISTORY
  • Chapter Twelve. TWINNING THE TWAIN
  • EPILOGUE
  • NOTES
  • Frontmatter
  • INDEX
  • CONTENTS
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  • INTRODUCTION
  • Chapter One. CITIZEN CAIN
  • Chapter Two. MONSTROUS CAIN
  • Chapter Three. CAIN AS SACRED EXECUTIONER
  • CHAPTER FOUR. Byron's Cain and Its Antecedents
Control code
ocn889251406
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (293 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400862146
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400862146
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt736jhc
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889251406

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