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The Mind in Exile

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ISBN 9780674424982

Publication Date: 07/20/1981

244 pages


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  • Introduction: The Problem and the Method
  • 1. Circe and Odysseus: Metamorphosis as Enchantment
  • 2. Ovid’s Epic: Metamorphosis as Metaphysical Doubt
  • 3. The Golden Ass: Metamorphosis as Satire and Mystery
  • 4. The Werewolf of Marie de France: Metamorphosis, Alienation, and Grace
  • 5. Thieves and Suicides in the Inferno: Metamorphosis as the State of Sin
  • 6. Spenser’s Malbecco: Metamorphosis, Monomania, and Abstraction
  • 7. Donne’s “Sullen Writ”: Metamorphosis as Satire and Metaphysics
  • 8. Lamia and the Sophist: Metamorphosis as the Inexplicable
  • 9. The Ordeal of Gregor Samsa: Metamorphosis as Alienation without Grace
  • 10. Virginia Woolf’s Orlando: Metamorphosis as the Quest for Freedom
  • Notes
  • Index

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