To be Continued: Four Stories and Their Survival

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Clarendon Press, 1995 - 207 pagine
Books end, but the stories they tell continue; if they are retold often enough, they acquire the status of myth. This accessible and entertaining book by a leading novelist and critic traces the multiple incarnations of four pervasive stories: those of Chaucer's pilgrims, Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and King Lear, and the story of Prometheus. Looking at cultural renewals as varied as Romantic music, the films of Michael Powell and Pasolini, an Elvis Presley song, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, and the writing of T.S. Eliot and William Burroughs, Conrad's engaging book shows how, by retelling its stories, our culture recreates and reckons with its past.

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Introduction
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ARRIVAL AT CANTERBURY
7
ROMEOS JULIETS AND MUSIC
47
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Informazioni sull'autore (1995)

Peter Conrad is Tutor in English at Christ Church College, Oxford.Among Conrad's publications for OUP are: The Art of the City (1984), and Imagining America (1980). Amongst his other numerous publications are: Underworld (Chatto, 1992) Where I Fell to Earth (Chatto, 1990), A Song of Love and Death: The Meaning of Opera (Chatto, 1987), and The Everyman History ofEnglish Literature (Dent, 1985).

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