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Four Well-Travelled Tales

A cartographic representation of how the stories Pygmalion, Oedipus, Faust and Leviathan have travelled the world. Click to enlarge.

Curiously, the four stories chosen for this map all follow a roughly similar trajectory – originating on the eastern shores of the Mediterranean, gaining artistic traction in Europe in literature, painting, music and dance, crossing over to America, and cinematography.

Via Big Think.

By Mark Newton

Born in 1981, live in the UK. I write about strange things.

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