Lure of the Arcane
The Literature of Cult and Conspiracy
|Publication Date:||Aug 2013|
| Publisher:||Johns Hopkins University Press|
| Book Format:||Hardback|
|List Price:||USD $42.95|
| Book Description: |
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...