Arcadia
Title Arcadia PDF eBook
Author Samantha Devin
Publisher
Pages 438
Release 2015-08-23
Genre
ISBN 9780993323003

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Arcadia representa la entrada al terrible y apasionante territorio que habita Dioniso, dios griego del extasis, Los Misterios Sagrados y la muerte. Julia, una escritora de mediana edad, descubre en el Londres del siglo XXI que su educacion y sus creencias son sus propias limitaciones. Un asesinato y una llamada de telefono la despiertan del letargo espiritual y emocional en que esta sumida y la colocan en un escenario de dimensiones mitologicas dominado por el poder de lo sagrado, el deseo mas ilicito y la inevitabilidad de lo tragico. Un muchacho le descubre solo aquellos que estan dispuestos a librarse de los limites y traspasar con los dioses el territorio de lo prohibido son capaces de vencer a la muerte. "Cuando un dios irrumpe en nuestras vidas y nos inunda con el deseo de penetrar y ser penetrados por lo inefable, vivir se convierte en una aventura. Ante la conquista ineludible de la muerte, los dioses nos ofrecen un pacto de mutua fascinacion. Solo los heroes sienten sobre si el poder de su lucida mirada."



Arcadia
Title Arcadia PDF eBook
Author Samantha Devin
Publisher Aristeia Press
Pages 328
Release 2020-07-26
Genre
ISBN 9781913209131

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Arcadia is the entrance to the awe-inspiring and terrifying realm of Dionysus, the Greek god of ecstasy, the Eleusinian Mysteries and Death. Julia, a solitary writer, disenchanted with life, discovers a pagan world on a side-street theatre of London's West End, a world packed with riddles and oracles ruled by the irresistible sensuality of a living god. A murder and a cryptic telephone call lead her to Daniel, the incarnation of the god Dionysus. Allured by his fascinating and indomitable personality Julia is placed on a stage of mythological magnitude enthused by desire, the power of tragedy and the invigorating impulse of the heroic. To stay in Arcadia Julia will have to face an enticing and ominous truth: Only those who are willing to break free and trespass the forbidden territory of the gods can defeat death. "When a god breaks into our lives and fills us with a desire to penetrate and be penetrated by the Ineffable, life becomes an adventure. In the face of death's inexorable triumph, the gods offer us a pact of mutual fascination. Only heroes can feel the power of their lucid gaze." "In Arcadia Samantha Devin succeeds in resurrecting myths we thought forgotten. It is a powerful, invigorating novel driven by the energy of philosophical thought." JAVIER SIERRA. Samantha Devin is the author of Black Bile and Heroica. Her novels have been translated into English and German.



The Spanish Arcadia
Title The Spanish Arcadia PDF eBook
Author Javier Irigoyen-García
Publisher University of Toronto Press
Pages 356
Release 2014-01-01
Genre Literary Criticism
ISBN 1442647272

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The Spanish Arcadia analyzes the figure of the shepherd in the sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Spanish imaginary, exploring its centrality to the discourses on racial, cultural, and religious identity. Drawing on a wide range of documents, including theological polemics on blood purity, political treatises, manuals on animal husbandry, historiography, paintings, epic poems, and Spanish ballads, Javier Irigoyen-García argues that the figure of the shepherd takes on extraordinary importance in the reshaping of early modern Spanish identity. The Spanish Arcadia contextualizes pastoral romances within a broader framework and assesses how they inform other cultural manifestations. In doing so, Irigoyen-García provides incisive new ideas about the social and ethnocentric uses of the genre, as well as its interrelation with ideas of race, animal husbandry, and nation building in early modern Spain.



Humanistica Lovaniensia
Title Humanistica Lovaniensia PDF eBook
Author Dirk Sacré
Publisher Leuven University Press
Pages 544
Release 2009-12
Genre
ISBN 9058677664

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As well as presenting articles on Neo-Latin topics, the annual journal Humanistica Lovaniensia is a major source for critical editions of Neo-Latin texts with translations and commentaries. Please visit www.lup.be for the full table of contents.



Opera, Tragedy, and Neighbouring Forms from Corneille to Calzabigi
Title Opera, Tragedy, and Neighbouring Forms from Corneille to Calzabigi PDF eBook
Author Blair Hoxby
Publisher University of Toronto Press
Pages 307
Release 2024-03-01
Genre Literary Criticism
ISBN 1487518099

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Since the nineteenth century, some of the most influential historians have portrayed opera and tragedy as wholly distinct cultural phenomena. These historians have denied a meaningful connection between the tragedy of the ancients and the efforts of early modern composers to arrive at styles that were intensely dramatic. Drawing on a series of case studies, Opera, Tragedy, and Neighbouring Forms from Corneille to Calzabigi traces the productive, if at times rivalrous, relationship between opera and tragedy from the institution of French regular tragedy under Richelieu in the 1630s to the reform of opera championed by Calzabigi and Gluck in the late eighteenth century. Blair Hoxby and his fellow contributors shed light on “neighbouring forms” of theatre, including pastoral drama, tragédie en machines, tragédie en musique, and Goldoni’s dramma giocoso. Their analysis includes famous masterpieces by Corneille, Voltaire, Metastasio, Goldoni, Calzabigi, Handel, and Gluck, as well as lesser-known artists such as Luisa Bergalli, the first female librettist to write for the public theatre in Italy. Opera, Tragedy, and Neighbouring Forms from Corneille to Calzabigi delves into a series of quarrels and debates in order to illuminate the history of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century theatre.



The Theatre Couple in Early Modern Italy
Title The Theatre Couple in Early Modern Italy PDF eBook
Author Serena Laiena
Publisher Rutgers University Press
Pages 165
Release 2023-12-15
Genre History
ISBN 1644533170

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Who were the first celebrity couples? How was their success forged? Which forces influenced their self-fashioning and marketing strategies? These questions are at the core of this study, which looks at the birth of a phenomenon, that of the couple in show business, with a focus on the promotional strategies devised by two professional performers: Giovan Battista Andreini (1576–1654) and Virginia Ramponi (1583–ca.1631). This book examines their artistic path – a deliberately crafted and mutually beneficial joint career – and links it to the historical, social, and cultural context of post-Tridentine Italy. Rooted in a broad research field, encompassing theatre history, Italian studies, celebrity studies, gender studies, and performance studies, The Theatre Couple in Early Modern Italy revises the conventional view of the Italian diva, investigates the deployment of Catholic devotion as a marketing tool, and argues for the importance of the couple system in the history of Commedia dell’Arte, a system that continues to shape celebrity today.



Rivista di cultura classica e medioevale
Title Rivista di cultura classica e medioevale PDF eBook
Author
Publisher
Pages 388
Release 1990
Genre Civilization, Medieval
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