Corpus ID: 191127906

The Ebony Tower

  title={The Ebony Tower},
  author={John B. Fowles},
"The Ebony Tower" is a series of novellas, rich in imagery, exploring the nature of art. In the title story, a journalist visiting a celebrated but reclusive painter is intrigued by the elderly artist's relationship with two beautiful young women. John Fowles reputation as a master storyteller was further advanced by this collection, which echoed themes and preoccupations from his other books. 
Actaeon's Sin: The "Previous Iconography" of Fowles's "The Ebony Tower"
through the limitations of his treatment of women (Cooper viii). However, I find the title story more interesting than most critiques have, not because Fowles said that it demystified The MagusExpand
The Re-Humanization of Art: Pictorial Aesthetics in John Fowles's The Ebony Tower and Daniel Martin
The opposition between visual and narrative representations of reality has remained a constant theme in the fiction of John Fowles, whose comments in essays and interviews have encouraged theExpand
The Search for Intimacy in Mid-Life: An Exploration of Several Myths
  • G. Parker
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The Australian and New Zealand journal of psychiatry
  • 1985
Key clinical issues, including the attributional distorting effect of mood on the protagonist's search for self and induced states of learned helplessness, are explored with reference to literary myths and clinical vignettes. Expand
James and Fowles: Tradition and Influence
While his lawyers in England search for the erstwhile French lieutenant's woman, Charles Smithson, newly arrived in America, meets several of the young country's political and literary lights. OneExpand
Games and Godgames in The Magus and The French Lieutenant's Woman
In his classic anthropological work, Homo Ludens: A Study of the Play Element in Culture, Johan Huizinga remarks that anthropology and its sister sciences have stressed too little the importance ofExpand
Postmodernist narrative strategies in the novels of John Fowles
The present dissertation tries to analyze to what degree the novels of John Fowles can be seen as examples of postmodernist narrative strategies. To do so, the terms "postmodernity", "postmodern" andExpand
Phraseological Units in Literary Discourse: Implications for Teaching and Learning
This article explores the stylistical use of phraseological units in literary discourse. A phraseological unit may extend across sentence boundaries and even large stretches of text, creating aExpand
'It's good to talk'?1 An analysis of a telephone conversation from Evelyn Waugh's Vile Bodies
In the days of email and the intemet, the alienating effects of the 'instrument' of the telephone may appear minimal. Yet a form of communication which proceeds without any visual aid and is subjectExpand
The haunting of Saloman's house: geography and the limits of science
Summary The search for scientific status in geography, particularly in human geography, is described as part of a special type of Utopianism which may have diverted us from the identification andExpand
On Clauses, Syntagms, and the English Gerund
This paper criticizes traditional definitions of the gerund for inadequately distinguishing between form and function--for obfuscating rather than elucidating the nature of gerundial constructions.Expand