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The Devil S Elixirs

Author : Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann
ISBN : UCSC:32106005844714
Genre : Devil
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The Devil S Elixirs

Author : E. T. A. Hoffmann
ISBN : 9788026898078
Genre : Fiction
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Medardus is the Capuchin monk who is ignorant of his family history and what he knows about his childhood is based upon fragments of memory and a few events his mother has explained to him. Medardus cannot resist the devil's elixir, which has been entrusted to him and which awakens in him sensual desires. After being sent from his cloister to Rome, he finds a Count, disguised as a monk as a means of seeing his lover, and pushes him from a "devil's perch". Unbeknownst to all involved, the Count is Medardus's half-brother and the Count's lover is his half-sister. The Count becomes his lunatic doppelgänger and crosses his path multiple times after Medardus abandons his ecclesiastical position, drifting throughout the world.
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The Devil S Elixir

Author : Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann
ISBN : OXFORD:N10715424
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The Devil S Elixir

Author : Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann
ISBN : OXFORD:N10715424
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The Devil S Elixir

Author : E. T. A. Hoffmann
ISBN : 9781775454151
Genre : Fiction
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German writer E.T.A. Hoffmann is known as the master of uncanny and supernatural tales. In the novella The Devil's Elixir, Hoffmann recounts the creepy exploits of a monk who is driven to the brink of madness by a mysterious substance -- and a mysterious, possibly demonic figure who bears a striking resemblance to the monk himself.
Category: Fiction

Optical Media

Author : Friedrich Kittler
ISBN : 9780745640914
Genre : History
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Friedrich Kittler's lecture series provides a concise history of optical media from Renaissance linear perspective to late twentieth-century computer graphics. He begins by looking at European painting since the Renaissance in order to discern the principles according to which modern optical perception was organised. Kittler also discusses the development of various mechanical devices, like the camera obscura and the laterna magica, which were closely connected to the printing press and which played a pivotal role in the media war between the Reformation and the Counterreformation. After examining this history, Kittler then addresses the ways in which images were first stored and made to move through the development of photography and film. Kittler discusses the competitive relationship between photography and painting as well as between film and theater, as innovations like the Baroque proscenium or "picture-frame" stage evolved from elements that would later constitute cinema. The central question, however, is the impact of film on the ancient monopoly of writing, as it not only provoked new forms of competition for novelists but also fundamentally altered the status of books. In the final section, Kittler examines the development of electrical telecommunications and electronic image processing from television to computer simulations. In short, these lectures provide a comprehensive introduction to the history of image production, which is indispensable for anyone wishing to understand the prevailing audiovisual conditions of contemporary culture.
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Thematics Reconsidered

Author : Frank Trommler
ISBN : 9051837879
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Responding to a new interest in thematic studies, the volume features essays by some of the leading scholars from the United States and Europe. In honor of Horst S. Daemmrich, the co-author with Ingrid Daemmrich of the handbook Themes and Motifs in Western Literature, the contributors reassess, both in theory and in case studies, the viability of thematics as part of contemporary literary criticism. They demonstrate the broad scope of methodologies between strict systematization of themes and motifs and reader-response conceptions of 'theming.' Special topics include a thematology of the Jewish people; motifs in folklore; a cluster on madness, hysteria, and mastery; the story of Judith; Cinderella; thematics in Dürrenmatt and Isaac Babel; chaos as a theme. A concluding chapter illuminates aspects of nineteenth-century literary history.
Category: Literary Criticism

Popular Revenants

Author : Andrew Cusack
ISBN : 9781571135193
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The first book in English on the German Gothic in over thirty years, consisting of new essays investigating the internationality of the Gothic mode.
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Repetition And Identity

Author : Catherine Pickstock
ISBN : 9780191506536
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The Literary Agenda is a series of short polemical monographs about the importance of literature and of reading in the wider world and about the state of literary education inside schools and universities. The category of 'the literary' has always been contentious. What is clear, however, is how increasingly it is dismissed or is unrecognised as a way of thinking or an arena for thought. It is sceptically challenged from within, for example, by the sometimes rival claims of cultural history, contextualized explanation, or media studies. It is shaken from without by even greater pressures: by economic exigency and the severe social attitudes that can follow from it; by technological change that may leave the traditional forms of serious human communication looking merely antiquated. For just these reasons this is the right time for renewal, to start reinvigorated work into the meaning and value of literary reading. Repetition and Identity offers a theory of the existing thing as such. A thing only has identity and consistency when it has already been repeated, but repetition summons difference and the shadow invocation of a connecting sign. In contrast to the perspectives of Post-structuralism, Catherine Pickstock proposes that signs are part of reality, and that they truthfully express the real. She also proposes that non-identical repetition involves analogy, rather than the Post-structuralist combination of univocity and equivocity, or of rationalism with scepticism. This proposal, which is happy for reality to make sense, involves, however, a subjective decision which is to be poetically performed. A wager is laid upon the possibility of a consistency which sustains the subject, in continuity with the elusive consistency of nature. This wager is played out in terms of a performative argument concerning the existential stances open to human beings. It is concluded that the individual sustains this quest within the context of an inter-subjective search for an historical consistency of culture. But can ethical consistency, and the harmonisation of this with an aesthetic surplus of an 'elsewhere', invoked by the sign, be achieved without a religious gesture? And can this gesture avoid a tragic tension between ethical commitment and religious renunciation? Pickstock suggests a Kierkegaardian re-reading of the Patristic categories of 'recapitulation' and 'reconstitution' can reconcile this tension. The quest for the identity and consistency of the thing leads us from the subject through fiction and history and to sacred history, to shape an ontology which is also a literary theory and a literary artefaction.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Double

Author : Otto Rank
ISBN : 9781469610214
Genre : Psychology
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Alive, fresh, and stimulating, the theme of The Double comprises the issues of identity, narcissism, and the fear of death--actually the core of human existence. Rank's book is primarily a study of the double as it appeared in striking examples in German, French, Russian, English, and American literature from Goethe to Oscar Wilde. Originally published in 1971. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.
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The Gothic Text

Author : Marshall Brown
ISBN : 9780804739122
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Combining a new genealogy for the gothic novel with original research into gothic contexts in German idealist thought and romantic psychology, The Gothic Text offers lively readings of British and Continental novels pointing back toward the Enlightenment and ahead toward Freud.
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Disguised As The Devil

Author : M. M. Drymon
ISBN : 9780615200613
Genre : History
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This major new work began as a history of Lyme disease. Looking in the archival records of places where this disease might have occurred in the past, the author noted that afflictions associated with witchcraft kept appearing in those same places. Was there a connection between Lyme disease and the European concept of the witch? Was the Devil's mark of a witch really the 'Bull's Eye' rash of Lyme disease? Looking back, into the forested landscapes of a past that is abound with oak trees, acorns, deer, pigs, and other animals, human societies can be found among them, creating and participating in cultural practices that have environmental ramifications. Drawing upon the latest in scientific and historical research, this work will become essential reading for those interested in Lyme disease.It also explores the etiology of the witch and tells a compelling tale about the timeless importance of the interaction between humanity and the "invisible world" of bacteria.
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Arcana The Devil S Mandrake

Author : Joshua Fenner
ISBN : 9780985627102
Genre : Paranormal fiction
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In this comedic twist on modern fantasy, Sean Foster, Lucas, and Kurt are hunting to keep supernatural treasures out of the hands of the bad guys. They might be in over their heads, however, when the Thule Society threatens Sean's family and demand that the trio find an artifact of unspeakable evil: The Devil's Mandrake.
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Hood S Own

Author : Thomas Hood
ISBN : UVA:X000196272
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Noctes Ambrosian

Author : JOHN WILSON
ISBN : UOMDLP:abk3586:0001.001
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