Una lejana fuente de 'Kubla Khan' (A Remote Source of 'Kubla Khan')

17 Pages Posted: 26 Dec 2014 Last revised: 8 May 2015

Date Written: December 14, 2014

Abstract

Spanish abstract: Comentamos algunas posibles fuentes del poema fragmentario de Samuel Taylor Coleridge 'Kubla Khan', más allá de las clásicas que examinaba John Livingston Lowes en 'The Road to Xanadu'. Algunos motivos del poema, y de las fuentes de Purchas para la historia de Xanadu, pueden remontarse a un texto apócrifo del siglo XII, la supuesta carta del Preste Juan en la que describía su reino oriental.

English abstract: A discussion of some possible sources of Samuel Taylor Coleridge's fragmentary poem 'Kubla Khan', beyond the classical ones examined by John Livingston Lowes in 'The Road to Xanadu'. Some motifs in the poem, and in Purchas's sources for the Xanadu story, may be traced back to a twelfth-century apocryphal text known, the supposed letter of Prester John describing his Oriental kingdom.

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Suggested Citation

Garcia Landa, Jose Angel, Una lejana fuente de 'Kubla Khan' (A Remote Source of 'Kubla Khan') (December 14, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2542598 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2542598

Jose Angel Garcia Landa (Contact Author)

Universidad de Zaragoza ( email )

Gran Via 2
Zaragoza, 50005
Spain

HOME PAGE: http://www.garcialanda.net

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