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Histories of the Devil

From Marlowe to Mann and the Manichees

Authors: Tambling, Jeremy

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  • Examines one of the most ubiquitous and mysterious figures in fiction
  • Looks at a wide variety of writers, from Chaucer to Goethe
  • Appeals to cultural historians and religion scholars as well as literature scholars
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This book is about representations of the devil in English and European literature. Tracing the fascination in literature, philosophy, and theology with the irreducible presence of what may be called evil, or comedy, or the carnivalesque, this book surveys the parts played by the devil in the texts derived from the Faustus legend, looks at Marlowe and Shakespeare, Rabelais, Milton, Blake, Hoffmann, Baudelaire, Goethe, Dostoevsky, Bulgakov, and Mann, historically, speculatively, and from the standpoint of critical theory. It asks:  Is there a single meaning to be assigned to the idea of the diabolical? What value lies in thinking diabolically? Is it still the definition of a good poet to be of the devil's party, as Blake argued?

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Jeremy Tambling retired from Professorships in Literature first in Hong Kong and then in Manchester, UK, and now works as an independent scholar and critic.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook £71.50
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Hardcover £89.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-51831-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Histories of the Devil
Book Subtitle
From Marlowe to Mann and the Manichees
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-51832-3
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-51832-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-51831-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 308
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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