Lure of the Arcane: The Literature of Cult and Conspiracy

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Fascination with the arcane is a driving force in this comprehensive survey of conspiracy fiction. Theodore Ziolkowski traces the evolution of cults, orders, lodges, secret societies, and conspiracies through various literary manifestations--drama, romance, epic, novel, opera--down to the thrillers of the twenty-first century. Lure of the Arcane considers Euripides's Bacchae , Andreae's Chymical Wedding , Mozart's The Magic Flute , and Eco's Foucault's Pendulum , among other seminal works. Mimicking the genre's ...

Lure of the Arcane: The Literature of Cult and Conspiracy 2013, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore

ISBN-13: 9781421409580

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