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The Medieval Dragon: The Nature of the Beast in Germanic Literature
Joyce Tally Lionarons
Enfield Lock, Middlesex: Hisarlik Press, 1998
 

"The book ... concerns itself with the nature and characteristics of Germanic literary dragons and dragon slayings as they relate to contemporary ideas about myth and narratological theory, especially those theories put forward by René Girard, Mikhail M. Bakhtin, and Hans Robert Jauss. In particular, my work explores the relationship between the dragons of medieval Germanic literature and the chaos monsters of Indo-European myths on one hand, while on the other it looks for reasons behind the often uncanny similarity between dragons and the dragon-slayers who are their antogonists." - Lionarons, preface

151 pp., bibliography, index.

Language: English


 
ISBN: 1-874312-33-8
 
  
 
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