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Lembert holds that the return of the theme of alchemy in the literature of the late twentieth century mirrors the West's profound disillusionment in progress and in the perfectibility of human beings. She describes the relationship between alchemy and writing, starting by examining technical manuals on alchemy as texts, and shows how alchemy is a subject within art and music. She investigates novels such as Clarke's The Chymical Wedding, Ackroyd's The House of Doctor Dee, Rowling's first and fourth Harry Potter books, Morgan's Unnatural Fire, Matel's Field, Winterson's Gut Symmetries, Fowles's The Magus and Chatwin's Utz. Lembert also describes the history of alchemy and its most important transformational process, the opus magnum, and locations of source materials. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Book Description Galda + Wilch Verlag, Berlin, 2004. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Hardcover, signed and dedicated by author on title page. Jacket is a little shelfworn, with marked rear. Boards' lower corners are bumped. Pages are sound and clean, with clear text throughout. TS. Signed by Author. Used. Seller Inventory # 479379
Book Description Galda & Wilch Verlag, 2004. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG1931255164