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SYMBOLS AND MYSTICISM IN THE NOVELS OF THOMAS BURNETT SWANN

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Date Issued:
1981
Summary:
The three great classes of symbols identified by Evelyn Underhill in mystical literature are present in Swann's novels. They are the symbols of the journey, human love and marriage, and purity and perfection. An analysis of the symbols shows that their use is not random, but consistent with a pattern of spiritual development composed of several stages and called the Mystic Way. As a result, Swann's novels can be read and enjoyed as works of fantasy or of mysticism.
Title: SYMBOLS AND MYSTICISM IN THE NOVELS OF THOMAS BURNETT SWANN.
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Name(s): HUNT, LEIGH INA.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Collins, Robert A., Thesis advisor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1981
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 86 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: The three great classes of symbols identified by Evelyn Underhill in mystical literature are present in Swann's novels. They are the symbols of the journey, human love and marriage, and purity and perfection. An analysis of the symbols shows that their use is not random, but consistent with a pattern of spiritual development composed of several stages and called the Mystic Way. As a result, Swann's novels can be read and enjoyed as works of fantasy or of mysticism.
Identifier: 14088 (digitool), FADT14088 (IID), fau:10902 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1981.
Subject(s): Swann, Thomas Burnett--Criticism and interpretation
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