Faust, Icon of Modern Culture

Durrani, Osman (2004) Faust, Icon of Modern Culture. Robertsbridge: Helm Information, UK, 456 pp. ISBN 1 903206 15 4. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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This is the first comprehensive analysis of the instrumentalisation of the Faust myth from earliest times to the present. In a series of interconnected chapters, Durrani examines the function of the myth in the present with a view to assessing changing perceptions of the topos of wayward genius. In doing so, he moves away from the familiar ground covered by previous scholars into unexplored areas which include contemporary painting and sculpture, rock music, children’s and adult comics, poster design, nuclear science, advertising, tourism and politics. Reviewed by Professor Theodore Ziolkowski (Princeton): ‘The few comparable works […] lack the coherence of Durrani’s sustained and lively view.’

Item Type: Book
Subjects: N Fine Arts > ND Painting
J Political Science > JC Political theory
N Fine Arts > NE Print media
N Fine Arts > NB Sculpture
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Depositing User: Diane Peretti
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2007 18:44
Last Modified: 16 May 2014 14:57
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/1128 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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