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Neary, John
This book examines literary texts from various genres - prose fiction, plays, film - in order to explore the way dark and enlightening spiritual journeys are presented in literature. Combining literary criticism with Jungian approaches, the analysis focuses on well known religious, spiritual and psychological writings, with special reference to the work of James Hillman. Stanley Kubrick's film "Eyes Wide Shut" and Nathaniel Hawthorne's classic tale "Young Goodman Brown", which present uncannily similar stories, exemplify the book's theme: both are examples of a 'dark-side' narrative. In each case a limited, somewhat naive protagonist goes out, at night, into the darkness (the streets of New York in the case of Kubrick's protagonist, the New England forest in the case of Hawthorne's) and discovers things about himself and the world that he previously was unaware of. It is a disturbing discovery of deep imperfection and apparent perversity - an encounter with what Jungian psychology dubs 'the shadow'. But it is also an experience of what Christian theologian Paul Tillich calls 'depth', which he considers an experience of groundless mystery that is no less than an encounter with whatever people refer to when using the word 'God'. That a discovery of apparent perversity may be an illuminating experience of the divine is a paradox that lies at the heart of the mystery of each individual's 'shadow', no longer to be considered as a bundle of repressed negativity but as a harbinger of growth and soul, a doorway to spiritual illumination. In "Shadows and Illuminations", this paradox of dark-side narratives - that shadow is illuminative - is explored in relation to a variety of classic and contemporary literary works. 163pp. N.B. Foredge of pages marked. Bottom right corner of front board bumped.
Sussex Academic Press, 2011, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9781845194314
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Inventory #27483
Price: £ 20.00 GBP ($ 26.40 approx. - € 23.20 approx.)
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Hopkins Hooker, Francis; Edited By the Portfolio Club
N.B. Corners bumped. Gilt lettering on spine has been rubbed and faded. Light foxing to end papers. t.e.g. bottom and foredge of pages untrimmed. 142pp.
Printed for Private Circulation, 1896, Decorative Cloth/Gilt, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No Jacket. . . 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall.
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Inventory #26525
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 19.80 approx. - € 17.40 approx.)
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Twells, H.N.
120pp.
Fitzhouse Books, 1991, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: Fine, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. Reprint. . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 0713444339
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Inventory #22295
Price: £ 5.00 GBP ($ 6.60 approx. - € 5.80 approx.)
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Horace; Brown, P. Michael
N.B. Previous owners inscription to ffep. Some underlining. Corners bumped. 194pp.
Aris & Phillips Ltd., 1995, Paperback, Book Condition: Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. Reprinted with Corrections. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0856685305
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Inventory #26287
Price: £ 10.00 GBP ($ 13.20 approx. - € 11.60 approx.)
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Cocks, Joan E.
Draws together elements from Marxism, analytical philosophy, post-structuralism and post-colonial criticism to analyse cultural domination, opposition and the ways in which power and eroticism interact in the realm of sex and gender. This book should be of interest to students and teachers of women's studies, social and political theory, philosophy, literary theory, cultural studies. 245pp. N.B. Previous owners inscription to ffep. Corners of covers slightly creased. Fading to spine.
Routledge, 1989, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0415032067
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Inventory #25070
Price: £ 9.50 GBP ($ 12.54 approx. - € 11.02 approx.)
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