The Resource The alchemist in literature : from Dante to the present, Theodore Ziolkowski

The alchemist in literature : from Dante to the present, Theodore Ziolkowski

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The alchemist in literature : from Dante to the present
Title
The alchemist in literature
Title remainder
from Dante to the present
Statement of responsibility
Theodore Ziolkowski
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Language
eng
Summary
This study traces the figure of the alchemist in Western literature from its first appearance in Dante down to the present. From the beginning alchemy has had two aspects: exoteric or operative (the transmutation of baser metals into gold) and esoteric or speculative (the spiritual transformation of the alchemist himself). As scholarly interest in alchemy intensified, writers were attracted to the figure of the alchemist and his quest for power. The figure of the alchemist in literature provides a seismograph for major shifts in intellectual and cultural history
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Ziolkowski, Theodore
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illustrations
Index
index present
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PN56.A44
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Alchemy in literature
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specialized
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The alchemist in literature : from Dante to the present, Theodore Ziolkowski
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Edition
First edition.
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1 online resource
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online
Isbn
9780191809187
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computer
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rdamedia
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illustrations (black and white)
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remote
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(StDuBDS)EDZ0001208079
Label
The alchemist in literature : from Dante to the present, Theodore Ziolkowski
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191809187
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(StDuBDS)EDZ0001208079

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