The burning fountain : a study in the language of symbolism / Philip Wheelwright.


Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 1954.

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Subjects Aeschylus. Oresteia.
Langage et langues.
Language and languages.
Letterkunde.
Literatur.
Meaning (Psychology)
Oresteia (Aeschylus)
Signification (Psychologie)
Sophocles.
Sprache.
Symboliek.
Symbolism.
Symbolisme.
Symbolismus.
Description ix, 406 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Copyright Date 1954.
Notes Bibliographical references included in "Notes" (pages 365-396).
Also issued online.
Summary A defense of the validity of poetic and religious meaning of symbolic language.
Contents Man's threshold existence -- Symbol, logic, meaning -- The limits of plains sense -- The logical and the translogical -- Four ways of imaginations -- Metaphoric tension -- Emblem and archetype -- The mythic world-view -- The semantics of ritual -- Dramatic action and mythic imagery -- The guilt of Oedipus -- Thematic patterns in the Oresteia -- Expressive statement and truth -- The cosmic fire -- Pilgrim in the wasteland.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)306623
(OCoLC)ocm00306623
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WorldCat Identities Wheelwright, Philip Ellis, 1901-
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