Dictionary of literary themes and motifs, Volume 1

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Greenwood Press, 1988 - Literary Criticism - 1507 pages

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Contents

Adolescence I
1
Alienation
31
Naturae Cursus and the State of Nature 893
43
Androgyny
49
Tragicomic Hero 1286
64
AntiIntellectualism
65
Banker Financier and Usurer
143
La Belle Dame sans Merci
169
Divine Tutor
395
Dragons
400
Dream
406
Dwarf
414
Dystopias
421
Eating
431
Emblem
439
Epistemology
450

Birth of the Hero
175
Braggart
191
Butterflies
198
Capitalism
207
Cave
222
Christian Hero
231
Christianity versus Christendom
237
Cinema
248
City
257
Clothing
264
Comedy Comic Spirit
275
Comic Hero
286
Crippling
295
Daemon
299
Dance
307
Dance of Death
321
Death and the Individual
328
Demonic Music
346
Demonic Musician and the Soulbird
358
Descent into Hell
363
Detective
372
Dialogue
387
Escape
460
Evil
470
Existentialism
485
Family
497
Feminism
511
Fool
526
Fortune
538
Great Father
547
Grotesque
559
Hermit
573
Hieroglyphics
581
Hippie
590
History in American Literature
601
Homosexuality
609
Horror
622
Hunt
634
Incest
649
Incubus and Succubus
665
Jealousy
675
Laughter 711
684
Masque or Mask 827
685
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