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The Penguin Dictionary of Symbols

Alain Gheerbrant Jean Chevalier John Buchanan-Brown



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13 November 1996
Reference works; Religion & beliefs; Anthropology; Mind, Body, Spirit: thought & practice
This is a remarkable dictionary, exploring the vast and various symbols which abound in literature, religion, national identity and are found at the very heart of our dreams and sub-conscious. Compiled by an international team of experts, each entry is given its complete range of interpretations - sexual and spiritual, official and subversive, cultural and religious - to bring meaning and insight to the symbol.
By:   Alain Gheerbrant, Jean Chevalier, John Buchanan-Brown
Imprint:   Penguin
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 51mm
Weight:   798g
ISBN:   9780140512540
ISBN 10:   0140512543
Pages:   1184
Publication Date:   13 November 1996
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Jean Chevalier was a university lecturer in philosophy and theology before working for UNESCO. He subsequently devoted himself to writing and research, publishing many works on religion and spirituality. He died in 1993. Alain Gheerbrant is a well-known poet and travel-writer, living in Paris. John Buchanan-Brown is a long-established and gifted translator of French books.

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