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Devil or Angel? Please say you'll be mine

The religious supernatural recognizes\zed a self torn between transcendent forces that fought for its possession. The Devil and his minions, the Demons, engaged in a struggle for the soul with the angels and guardian spirits. When the religious supernatural expresses the search for salvation in terms of conflict and terror it anticipates the universe of Fantastic anxiety. A particular interest in this cluster of images is the material drawn from Cornell's extensive Witchcraft collection.

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Studies:

  • Max Milner. Le diable dans la litterature francaise. Paris: Corti 1972.
  • Jeffery Burton Russell. The Devil.Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1977.
  • Jeffery Burton Russell. Witchcraft in the Middle Ages: Cornell University Press, 1972.

Literary Works:

  • Barbey d'Aurevilly: Les diaboliques.
  • Goethe: Faust.
  • M. G. Lewis: The Monk.

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