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The Resource Deformed discourse : the function of the monster in mediaeval thought and literature, David Williams

Deformed discourse : the function of the monster in mediaeval thought and literature, David Williams

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Deformed discourse : the function of the monster in mediaeval thought and literature
Title
Deformed discourse
Title remainder
the function of the monster in mediaeval thought and literature
Statement of responsibility
David Williams
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In Part I, David Williams traces the poetics of teratology, the study of monsters, to Christian neoplatonic theology and philosophy, particularly Pseudo-Dionysius's negative theology and his central idea that God cannot be known except by knowing what he is not. Williams argues that the principles of negative theology as applied to epistemology and language made possible a symbolism of negation and paradox whose chief sign was the monster. Part II provides a taxonomy of monstrous forms with a gloss on each. Part III examines the monstrous and the deformed in three heroic sagas - the medieval Oedipus, The Romance of Alexander, and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight - and three saints' lives - Saint Denis, Saint Christopher, and Saint Wilgeforte. The book is beautifully illustrated with medieval representations of monsters
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NLC
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1939 July 3-
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Williams, David
Dewey number
809/.9337
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Monsters
  • Monsters in literature
  • Monsters in art
  • Literature, Medieval
  • Art, Medieval
  • Theology
Label
Deformed discourse : the function of the monster in mediaeval thought and literature, David Williams
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The context of the monstrous -- The language of the monstrous -- The body monstrous -- Nature monstrous -- Monstrous concepts -- Three heroes -- Three saints
Control code
35941294
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 392 pages
Isbn
9780773513891
Lccn
cn 96900457
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Deformed discourse : the function of the monster in mediaeval thought and literature, David Williams
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The context of the monstrous -- The language of the monstrous -- The body monstrous -- Nature monstrous -- Monstrous concepts -- Three heroes -- Three saints
Control code
35941294
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 392 pages
Isbn
9780773513891
Lccn
cn 96900457
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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