Archetype, Architecture, and the Writer

Archetype, Architecture, and the Writer

Knapp, Bettina L.
Distribution: World
Publication date: 04/22/1986
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 978-0-253-30857-3
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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.

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Table of Contents


1. Ibsen: The Master Builder-Emptiness, an Architectural Archetype
2. Maeterlinck: The Intruder and Interior-An Architectural Archetype of Introversion
3. James: "The Jolly Corner"-The Entrapped Shadow in the Archetypal House
4. Ansky: "The Tower of Rome"-An Architectural Archetype of the Self-Made Man
5. Kafka: The Castle-The Archetypal Land Surveyor
6. Lorca: The House of Bernarda Alba-A Hermaphroditic Martriarchate
7. Borges: "The Library of Babel"- The Archetypal Hexagonal Gallery
8. Fuentes: "In a Flemish Garden"-A Parapsychological Happening in an Architectural Construct
9. Wang Shih-Fu: The Romance of the Western Chamber-The Architectonic Archetype
10. Mishima: The Temple of the Golden Pavilion-An Archetypal Feminine Sun and an Archetypal Masculine Moon