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Kurt Weinberg
University of Rochester (Rochester, NY 14627-0001)

The "Grotesque" Theme of the HJero in the Cave, from 17th Century to the Present

To critically examine the metaphor of "the hero in the cave" (the allegorical struggle between man's "lower"--animal and "higher"--intellectual nature) in the history of literature, focusing particularly on a period of three centuries. This study deals with an evolution in Western thought which had an impact on intellectual factors underlying the American Revolution, and beyond it, contemporary civilization.

Project fields:
Comparative Literature

Fellowships for University Teachers

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$11,625 (approved)
$11,625 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1974 – 8/31/1975