Prometheus in the Nineteenth Century: From Myth to Symbol (BOK)

Caroline Corbeau-Parsons

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On Zeus' order, Prometheus was chained to Mount Caucasus where, every day, he was to endure his liver being devoured by a bird of prey - his punishment for bringing fire to mankind. Through the impulse of Goethe, his fortune went through radical changes: the Titan, originally perceived as a trickster, was established both as a creator and a rebel freed from guilt, and he became a mask for the Romantic artist. This cross-disciplinary study, encompassing literature, the history of art, and music, examines the constitution of the Prometheus myth and the revolution it underwent in 19th-century Europe. It leads to the Symbolist period - which witnessed the coronation of the Titan as a prism for the total work of art - and aims to re-establish the importance of Prometheus amongst other major Symbolist figures such as Orpheus. Caroline Corbeau-Parsons is British and French Editor of the Philip de Laszlo catalogue raisonne.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Caroline Corbeau-Parsons
Forlag
Orca DORCAUK Orphans
ISBN 9781907975523
Antall sider 200 Dimensjoner 17,5cm x 24,9cm x 1,5cm
Vekt 522 gram
Emner og form Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900 , History of art & design styles: c 1800 to c 1900