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The Faustian Motif in the Tragedies by Christopher Marlowe

The Faustian Motif in the Tragedies by Christopher Marlowe (Hardback)

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The Faustian Motif in the Tragedies by Christopher Marlowe discusses the argument that the pact with demonic forces, and/or its consequences, is a motif explored not only in Doctor Faustus, but in Marlowe's other plays as well (Tamburlaine the Great, Dido, Queen of Carthage, The Jew of Malta). The book sets out to explore the way Marlowe explained this process, from play to play, in psychological and cultural terms, and to demonstrate its relevance for modern man and his culture. The text is divided into the Introduction and four main parts, each focusing on a particular aforementioned play by Marlowe. The book does not follow the actual chronological order in which these plays are supposed to have been written, not because it is uncertain, but for the obvious reason suggested by the nature of the theme: the text begins with Dr. Faustus because it is the only way to introduce and discuss the possible symbolic meanings of the act of selling one's soul to the Devil. It ends with The Jew of Malta because in the world of Marlowe's Malta - closest perhaps to our own in its mindless pursuit of profit - the major protagonists no longer have any soul to lose or to renounce.

The method used in the book is wide-ranging and eclectic: besides relying on some permanently valid ideas of Humanist criticism, the book also offers insights into the views of the New Critics, particularly their requirement of the close reading of the literary works chosen for examination. Their approach is combined here with that of the New Historicists, who provided a corrective to the New Critic's formalism by insisting on the importance of taking into consideration the historical and cultural context the work belongs to. The book will appeal to both scholars and students interested in the field of the English Renaissance literature, and also to a wider reading audience keen on observing, detecting and understanding the cultural processes equally relevant for the history of the English Renaissance period and present-day Western society.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: plays & playwrights Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing Publication Date: 01/09/2013 ISBN-13: 9781443849500  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Milena Kostic is a Teaching Assistant in the English Department in the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Nis, Serbia. She defended her MA thesis - "The Faustian Motif in the Tragedies of Christopher Marlowe" - in March 2009, and is currently working on her PhD thesis. Her areas of academic interest include Medieval and Renaissance English literature, British studies and Canadian studies.

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