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Archetype, architecture, and the writer /
Bettina L. Knapp.
imprint
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c1986.
description
xvi, 208 p. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
0253308577
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imprint
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c1986.
isbn
0253308577
general note
Includes index.
catalogue key
3144824
 
Bibliography: p. 200-202.
A Look Inside
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 1986-06:
In a well-written study, Knapp offers a Jungian interpretation of the architectural archetype in literature, thereby making an innovative contribution to recent literature of place (e.g., Leonard Lutwack, The Role of Place in Literature, CH, Nov '84) and extending the range of Knapp's own foundational study (A Jungian Approach to Literature, CH, Feb '85). Knapp's thesis, derived from Jung, is that an architectural archetype, arising from the collective unconscious, answers a specific need in the writer. Short biographical sections about the ten authors under consideration suggest a correspondence between a structural element in the writer's psyche and the architectural archetype, which is seen to express an inner happening, emotional climate, thought, credo, or religious concept dominating the psyche of the author's protagonist. The strength of the study lies in Knapp's sensitive, informed probing of the meaning of the archetype-be it castle, temple, or mansion-in works as culturally diverse as those by Ibsen, Maeterlinck, James, Ansky, Kafka, Lorca, Borges, Fuentes, Wang Shih-Fu, and Mishima. Notes, bibliography, and index are well done. Highly recommended for undergraduate and graduate academic collections.-J.M. Sabre, Pennsylvania State University
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"Altogether, the work is a delight, offering an unusual, provocative view on the disparate texts, with the added pleasure of lucid graceful prose." Journal of Modern Literature
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"Altogether, the work is a delight, offering an unusual, provocative view on the disparate texts, with the added pleasure of lucid graceful prose." -- Journal of Modern Literature Bettina Knapp probes the nature, meaning, and use of the architectural metaphors and archetypes that pervade all literature.
Main Description
"Altogether, the work is a delight, offering an unusual, provocative view on the disparate texts, with the added pleasure of lucid graceful prose." -- Journal of Modern LiteratureBettina Knapp probes the nature, meaning, and use of the architectural metaphors and archetypes that pervade all literature.
Main Description
"Altogether, the work is a delight, offering an unusual, provocative view on the disparate texts, with the added pleasure of lucid graceful prose." Journal of Modern Literature Bettina Knapp probes the nature, meaning, and use of the architectural metaphors and archetypes that pervade all literature.
Main Description
Bettina Knapp probes the nature, meaning, and use of the architectural metaphors and archetypes that pervade all literature.
Table of Contents
Introduction
The Master Builder-Emptiness, an Architectural Archetype
The Intruder and Interior-An Architectural Archetype of Introversion
Ograve;The Jolly CornerOacute;-The Entrapped Shadow in the Archetypal House
Ograve;The Tower of RomeOacute;-An Architectural Archetype of the Self-Made Man
The Castle-The Archetypal Land Surveyor
The House of Bernarda Alba-A Hermaphroditic Martriarchate
Ograve;The Library of BabelOacute;- The Archetypal Hexagonal Gallery
Ograve;In a Flemish GardenOacute;-A Parapsychological Happening in an Architectural Construct
The Romance of the Western Chamber-The Architectonic Archetype
The Temple of the Golden Pavilion-An Archetypal Feminine Sun and an Archetypal Masculine Moon
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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