Selected Interdisciplinary Essays on the Representation of the Don Juan Archetype in Myth and Culture (Studies in Comparative Literature v. 39)

Selected Interdisciplinary Essays on the Representation of the Don Juan Archetype in Myth and Culture (Studies in Comparative Literature v. 39)

By: Andrew Ginger (editor), John Hobbs (editor), Huw Lewis (editor)Hardback

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These essays offer an interdisciplinary approach to the figure of Don Juan, exploring the developing and different responses to him over the centuries, across the genres and media. They address the key formulation of the character in 17th-century Spain, trace his development through the opera up to and beyond Mozart, and, finally, survey his destiny in the Modern Period of literature.

Contents

Sex lies and dinner with the dead; seduced by appearances -17th-century sceptics, libertines and Tirso de Molina's Don Juan; Don Juan on the operatic stage; "Don Giovanni"'s also-rans -metamorphoses of Don Juan in the opera house; Don Giovanni - the transgressor transgressed; towards a melancholic revel - Arthur Schnitzler's "Anatol" as a reworking of E.T.A. Hoffmann's idealistic "Don Juan"; Zorilla's "Don Juan Tenorio" as cultural paradigm; the woman who took the blame - the Don Juan archetype and his victims in Eca de Queiro's "Cousin Bazilio" (O. Primo Bazilio); dashing on the silver screen - "Don Juan Tenorio" (1922), dir. Ricardo Banos; Gonzalo Torrente Ballester's "Don Juan" - a novel both before and after its time?; the "rational" capitulation of the Libertine - the trickster tricked, or, "Don Juan oder die liebe zur geometrie", Max Frisch; "tan largo me lo fiais" - Saramago's Ricardo Reis as a Don Juan Manque; hysteria -female desire versus male rationality in early Don Juan works.

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  • ISBN13: 9780773475069
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 352
  • ID: 9780773475069
  • ISBN10: 0773475060

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