The Resource Heaven and hell : visions of the afterlife in the Western poetic tradition, Louis Markos., (ebook)

Heaven and hell : visions of the afterlife in the Western poetic tradition, Louis Markos., (ebook)

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Heaven and hell : visions of the afterlife in the Western poetic tradition
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Heaven and hell
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visions of the afterlife in the Western poetic tradition
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Louis Markos.
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eng
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For thousands of years, philosophers, theologians, and poets have tried to pierce through the veil of death to gaze with wonder, fear, and awe on the final and eternal state of the soul. Indeed, the four great epic poets of the Western tradition (Homer, Virgil, Dante, and Milton) structured their epics in part around a descent into the underworld that is both spiritual and physical, both allegorical and geographical. This book not only considers closely these epic journeys to the other side, but explores the chain of influences that connects the poets to such writers as Plato, Cicero, St. John, St. Paul, Bunyan, Blake, and C. S. Lewis. Written in a narrative, man of letters style and complete with an annotated bibliography, a timeline, a who's who, and an extensive glossary of Jewish, Christian, and mythological terms, this user-friendly book will help readers understand how heaven and hell have been depicted for the last 3,000 years
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Midwest
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Markos, Louis
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non fiction
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  • Homer
  • Virgil
  • Dante Alighieri
  • Milton, John
  • Epic poetry
  • Hell
  • Heaven
  • Hell in literature
  • Heaven in literature
  • Death in literature
  • Future life in literature
  • Hell
  • Electronic books
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Heaven and hell : visions of the afterlife in the Western poetic tradition, Louis Markos., (ebook)
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9781621896852
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MWT12316842
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Heaven and hell : visions of the afterlife in the Western poetic tradition, Louis Markos., (ebook)
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781621896852
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12316842
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
MWT12316842
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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