TITLE

A YOUNG NOVELIST?1796

AUTHOR(S)
Phelps, Robert
PUB. DATE
June 1952
SOURCE
New Republic;6/9/52, Vol. 126 Issue 23, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on the book "The Monk," by M.G. Lewis. The protagonist of the book Ambrosio is the most famous and holy Capuchin in Spain. He has explored all the disciplines of the conscious will, yet he is restless, and after a succubus invests him with supernatural powers, he obsessively plunges into an orgy of irrational behavior which finally destroys him. He is literally seized by the devil's talons and hurtled screaming from a mountain crag. Its original strategy was to juxtapose the medieval and the unknown with the everyday and the logical.
ACCESSION #
14461927

 

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