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The Resource Pilgrimage and literary tradition, Philip Edwards

Pilgrimage and literary tradition, Philip Edwards

Label
Pilgrimage and literary tradition
Title
Pilgrimage and literary tradition
Statement of responsibility
Philip Edwards
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this original and wide-ranging book, Philip Edwards examines the theme of pilgrimage in the works of a variety of major writers, including Shakespeare, Conrad, T. S. Eliot, Yeats and Heaney. Edwards considers the original and early uses of the terms 'pilgrim' and 'pilgrimage' in life and literature, and demonstrates the importance, vitality and flexibility of pilgrimage as a literary theme over the centuries. The emphasis is almost wholly on post-Reformation writers, analysing the theme of pilgrimage in major works where previously it has not been thought to exist, and marking an important departure from traditional studies of the pilgrim and pilgrimage in literature. With the character of Hamlet central to the discussion, Edwards argues the emergence in Shakespeare of a new tragic vision of pilgrimage, which perhaps had its beginnings in ancient Irish literature. This is a ground-breaking and unusual study, which encompasses centuries under a common, and vital, theme."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Edwards, Philip
Dewey number
820.9/38263041
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR408.P54
LC item number
E39 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • Pilgrims and pilgrimages in literature
  • Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages in literature
Label
Pilgrimage and literary tradition, Philip Edwards
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
1. Peregrinus -- 2. Walsingham -- 3. Shakespeare's pilgrims -- 4. Motion and spirit -- 5. Westward ho! -- 6. 'Least figure - on the road - ' -- 7. Journey of the magus -- 8. Lough Derg -- 9. Doubting castle -- 10. Epilogue - therapy
Control code
59818172
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 218 pages
Isbn
9780521847629
Lccn
2005045373
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Pilgrimage and literary tradition, Philip Edwards
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
1. Peregrinus -- 2. Walsingham -- 3. Shakespeare's pilgrims -- 4. Motion and spirit -- 5. Westward ho! -- 6. 'Least figure - on the road - ' -- 7. Journey of the magus -- 8. Lough Derg -- 9. Doubting castle -- 10. Epilogue - therapy
Control code
59818172
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 218 pages
Isbn
9780521847629
Lccn
2005045373
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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