Four katabatic journeys. (c2013)

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dc.contributor.author Ayash-Abikaedbey, Randa
dc.date.accessioned 2013-08-22T10:02:33Z
dc.date.available 2013-08-22T10:02:33Z
dc.date.copyright 2013 en_US
dc.date.issued 2013-08-22
dc.date.submitted 2013-05-30
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/1540
dc.description Includes bubliographical references (leaves 82-86). en_US
dc.description.abstract The descent into hell (or katabasis) has been a powerful theme in literature anywhere, anytime. What is “hell,” in the first place? Who goes there, and why? What does it look like? And especially, who comes back from “hell” and then feels the need to narrate this descent into the unnamable? Often, the struggle to return (anabasis) and to speak/write about it is more difficult than the descent itself. This thesis contributes to an understanding of the shift in the depiction of the theme of katabasis from medieval literature (Abū al-‘Ala’ al-Ma‘arrī’s Risālat al-Ghufrān and Dante’s Inferno to its modern form (Ted Hughes’s Birthday Letters and George Masrū‘a’s Daḥiyatān. This shift demonstrates how psychology rather than theology has come to determine the authors’ concept of “hell.” en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Maarri, Abu al-Ala Ahmad Bin Abdullah Al- -- 973-1057 -- Risalat al-ghufran en_US
dc.subject Dante Alighieri -- 1265-1321 -- Inferno en_US
dc.subject Hughes, Ted -- 1930-1998 -- Birthday letters en_US
dc.subject Masrua, George -- Dahiyatan en_US
dc.subject Hell in literature en_US
dc.title Four katabatic journeys. (c2013) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.title.subtitle Al-Ma'arri, Dante Hughes and Masru'a. en_US
dc.term.submitted Spring en_US
dc.author.degree MA in Comparative Literature en_US
dc.author.school Arts and Sciences en_US
dc.author.idnumber 199407580 en_US
dc.author.commembers Dr. Latif Zeitouni
dc.author.commembers Dr. Nada Saab
dc.author.woa OA en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 bound copy: viii, 96 leaves; 31 cm. Available at RNL. en_US
dc.author.division Comparative Literature en_US
dc.author.advisor Dr. Kristiaan Aercke
dc.keywords Katabasis en_US
dc.keywords Modern en_US
dc.keywords Ancient en_US
dc.keywords Hell en_US
dc.keywords Trauma en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2013.6 en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US

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