Dictionary of literary themes and motifs, Volume 2

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Greenwood Press, Nov 21, 1988 - 1507 pages

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Contents

PREFACE
xi
Feminism 511
xx
Lesbianism
747
Liebestod
768
Love in Greek and Roman Literature
790
Masque or Mask
827
Metamorphosis
842
Monsters
870
Social Status of Hero
1217
Birth of the Hero 175
1227
Stupidity
1234
Braggart 191
1236
Sublimity
1243
Terror
1255
Theatrical Absurdity
1267
Time
1270

Name and Naming
885
Oedipus Complex
929
Pact with the Devil
941
Personality DoubleSplitMultiple
963
The Picaro in American Literature
983
The Prostitute with a Good Heart
998
Psychoanalysis of the Self
1009
Rebellion
1045
Religion in Science Fiction
1057
Science
1126
Search for Father
1141
Secret Love
1148
Seduction
1158
Senex Amator
1171
Sex Heterosexual Erotic
1177
Shadow
1195
Siren
1210
Tower
1280
Tragicomic Hero
1286
Travel
1292
Underground Man
1333
Unicorn
1340
Universe
1344
Utopia
1350
Vampirism
1373
Werewolf
1383
Adolescence 1
1389
Capitalism 207
1390
Comedy Comic Spirit 275
1391
Divine Tutor 395
1392
INDEX
1401
Existentialism 485
1406
ABOUT THE EDITORS AND CONTRIBUTORS
1495
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