From Persephone to Pan
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From Persephone to Pan D.H. Lawrence"s mythopoeic vision of the integrated personality ; with special emphasis on the short fiction and other writings in the early nineteen twenties by Anja Viinikka

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Published by Turun yliopisto, Distributor, Akateeminen kirjakauppa in Turku .
Written in English



  • England


  • Lawrence, D. H. 1885-1930 -- Knowledge -- Mythology.,
  • Lawrence, D. H. 1885-1930 -- Knowledge -- Psychology.,
  • Psychological fiction, American -- History and criticism.,
  • Classicism -- England -- History -- 20th century.,
  • Mythology in literature.,
  • Pan (Greek deity) in literature.,
  • Personality in literature.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Anja Viinikka.
SeriesTurun yliopiston julkaisuja. Sarja B, Humaniora,, osa 179 =, Annales Universitatis Turkuensis. Ser. B, tom 179, Turun yliopiston julkaisuja., osa 179.
LC ClassificationsAS262.T84 A3 osa 179, PR6023.A93 A3 osa 179
The Physical Object
Pagination243 p. ;
Number of Pages243
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2255136M
ISBN 109518801312
LC Control Number89133412

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Get this from a library! From Persephone to Pan: D.H. Lawrence's mythopoeic vision of the integrated personality ; with special emphasis on the short fiction and other writings in .   Daughters of Zeus, Book One One day Persephone is an ordinary high school junior working at her moms flower shop in Athens, Georgia. The next shes fighting off Boreas, the brutal god of Winter, and learning that shes a bonafide goddessa rare daughter of the now-dead Zeus. Her goddess mom whisks her off to the Underworld to hide until Spring/5.   This book retells the fascinating story from Greek mythology of Persephone, the lovely daughter of the Earth Goddess Demeter, who attracted the eye of Hades, King of the Underworld. Hades decided Persephone should be his queen, so he scooped her up and took her down to his kingdom. Persephone was depressed, and Demeter was angry.4/5. In the Homeric “Hymn to Demeter,” the story is told of how Persephone was gathering flowers in the Vale of Nysa when she was seized by Hades and removed to the underworld. Upon learning of the abduction, her mother, Demeter, in her misery, became unconcerned with the harvest or the fruitfulness of the earth, so that widespread famine ensued.

Hostages to Fortune is a brave and unusual novel in its description of both the realities of parenthood and its attendant disappointments - there is no plot as such, and yet the reader becomes absorbed in a life which is in one sense faraway and in another, because this is a domestic novel par excellence, not very different from many such lives. Persephone languishes in the underworld, finding her powers there limited. She rejects Pluto’s gifts; instead of precious gems, she would rather be given something alive, like “the meadows’ most fragile flower.”The tenor soloist (who narrates throughout) tells us that clever Mercury brings her a pomegranate, the taste of which compels her to return to earth. "Pan roams, a girl is a Dryad and turns into a tree to escape her boorish lover, and a curate meets a Faun in the woods and comes to a realization of his own hypocrisy."4 And Forster introduced the classical mythological characters of Phaethon and Persephone into his novel A. The story according to which Persephone spent one part of the year in the lower world, and another with the gods above, made her, even with the ancients, the symbol of vegetation which shoots forth in spring, and the power of which withdraws into the earth at other seasons of the year. 19 Hence Plutarch identifies her with spring, and Cicero 20 calls her the seed of the fruits of the field.

  A book’s tour: Nicola Beauman, founder of Persephone Books, arriving at Bishop’s Castle in a Morris Traveller Photograph: Harry Borden for the Observer B Author: Rachel Cooke. Persephone appears as a character in the books The Demigod Files, as well as The Last Olympian of the Percy Jackson series, the latter in which she has gained love for Hades over the years. In John C. Wright's Orphans of Chaos, "the Maiden", a title of Persephone's, is a candidate for the throne of Olympus after Zeus's death.   A depiction of Hades carrying Persephone off to the underworld by the 19th-century Italian artist Luigi Basiletti. In the d’Aulaires’ book, Pan tries to rape the nymph : Sharma Shields. A parallel in pictures to the world of Persephone Books every weekday. 7 May And finally (because tomorrow is a Bank Holiday in the UK, even though one of us will be in the shop sending out orders and the rest of us will.