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Title:
Gambling, game, and psyche
Author:
Knapp, Bettina Liebowitz, 1926-2010.
Publication Information:
Albany : State University of New York Press, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
viii, 308 pages ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
Pascal: a geometer's wager with God -- Balzac: The wild ass's skin: the gambler's quest for power -- Poe: "William Wilson": gambler? wastrel? reprobate? -- Dostoevsky's flayed gambler -- Serao's Naples: smorfia mania and the devouring father -- Sholom Aleichem: "The lottery ticket": a human gamble -- Hesse's The glass bead game: computerized culture -- Kawabata's The master of go: game as ritual of exile -- Zhang Xinxin's Orchid madness.
ISBN:
9780791443835

9780791443842
Format :
Book

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