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Lure of the Arcane free pdf Fascination with the arcane is a driving force in this comprehensive survey of conspiracy fiction. Theodore Ziolkowski traces the evolution of cults, orders, lodges, secret societies, and conspiracies through various literary manifestations - drama, romance, epic, novel, opera - down to the thrillers of the twenty-first century. Lure of the Arcane considers Euripides' Bacchae, Andreae's Chymical Wedding, Mozart's The Magic Flute, and Eco's Foucault's Pendulum, among other seminal works. Mimicking the genre's quest-driven narrative arc, the reader searches for the significance of conspiracy fiction and is rewarded with the author's cogent reflections in the final chapter. After much investigation, Ziolkowski reinforces Umberto Eco's notion that the most powerful secret, the magnetic center of conspiracy fiction, is in fact "a secret without content."

About Theodore Ziolkowski

Theodore Ziolkowski is a professor emeritus of German and comparative literature at Princeton University.

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Author : Theodore Ziolkowski
Publisher : Johns Hopkins University Press
Data Published : 08 October 2013
ISBN : 1421409585
EAN : 9781421409580
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 248 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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