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Author Chevalier, Jean, 1906-1993.

Title A dictionary of symbols / Jean Chevalier and Alain Gheerbrant ; translated from the French by John Buchanan-Brown.

Publication Info. London, England ; New York, N.Y., USA : Penguin Books, 1996.

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Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 East Dubuque DL Stacks - EDLY-13  398.3 CHE    AVAILABLE
Description 1174 pages ; 20 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Penguin reference books
Penguin reference books.
Note Translation of: Dictionnaire des symboles.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [1150]-1174).
Summary This remarkable and wide-ranging book is an inventory of symbols and the symbolic imagination. The editors and their fifteen contributors are drawn from a variety of scholarly backgrounds-including anthropology, ethnology, psychotherapy and art history. This diversity of approach is responsible for the book's unique character, a reflection of the multiplicity of symbols and signs and the phenomenal range of possible interpretations they offer. This book draws together folklore, literary and artistic sources, and focuses on the symbolic dimension of every colour, number, sound, gesture, expression or character trait that has benefitted from symbolic interpretation. The conscious and unconscious minds are explored, desire and dreams are treated alongside the known and the chronicled. Extraordinary in its range and eclecticism, this dictionary was originally published in French as the Dictionnaire des Symboles, and it is regarded as the standard work on the subject.
Subject French literature -- Translations into English.
Signs and symbols -- Dictionaries.
Folklore -- Dictionaries.
Mythology -- Dictionaries.
Symbolism in folklore -- Dictionaries.
Symbolen.
Interpretatie.
Culturele aspecten.
Signes et symboles -- Dictionnaires.
Folklore -- Dictionnaires.
Mythologie -- Dictionnaires.
Signs and symbols -- Dictionaries.
Folklore -- Dictionaries.
Mythology -- Dictionaries.
Symbolism in folklore -- Dictionaries.
Folklore. (OCoLC)fst00930306
Mythology. (OCoLC)fst01031701
Signs and symbols. (OCoLC)fst01118355
Symbolism in folklore. (OCoLC)fst01140778
Woordenboeken (vorm).
Genre/Form Dictionaries. (OCoLC)fst01423826
Added Author Gheerbrant, Alain, author.
Buchanan-Brown, John, translator.
Cover Title Penguin dictionary of symbols
Added Title Dictionnaire des symboles. English
Other Form: Online version: Chevalier, Jean, 1906- Dictionnaire des symboles. English. Dictionary of symbols. London, England ; New York, N.Y., USA : Penguin Books, 1996 (OCoLC)615688494
ISBN 0140512543
9780140512540

 
    
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