A Dictionary of Symbols
  • Release Date : 22 September 2020
  • Publisher : New York Review of Books
  • Categories : Reference
  • Pages : 576 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9781681371986
  • ISBN 10 : 1681371987
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Synopsis : A Dictionary of Symbols written by Juan Eduardo Cirlot, published by New York Review of Books which was released on 22 September 2020. Download A Dictionary of Symbols Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. A classic encyclopedia of symbols by Catalan polymath Joan Cirlot that illuminates the symbolic underpinnings of myth, modern psychology, literature, and art. Juan Eduardo Cirlot’s A Dictionary of Symbols is a feat of scholarship, an act of the imagination, and a tool for contemplation, as well as a work of literature, a reference book that is as indispensable as it is brilliant and learned. Cirlot was a composer, a poet, an art critic, and a champion of modern art whose interest in surrealism helped to bring him to the study of symbolism. Carl Jung, Mircea Eliade, René Guénon, Erich Fromm, and Gaston Bachelard also helped to shape his thinking in a book that explores the space between the world at large and the world within, where, as Cirlot sees it, nothing is meaningless, everything is significant, and everything is in some way related to something else. Running from “abandonment” to “zone” by way of “flute” and “whip,” spanning the cultures of the world, and including a wealth of visual images to further bring the reality of the symbol home, A Dictionary of Symbols, here published for the first time in English in its original, significantly enlarged form, is a luminous and illuminating investigation of the works of eternity in time.