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Tra razionalismo e irrazionalismo: l’ombra della Massoneria su Conan Doyle e Sherlock Holmes

Marco Rocchi

Abstract


This paper deals with the relation between the works of Conan Doyle (especially the Sherlockian Canon) and Freemasonry. In the article the Masonic experience of Conan Doyle is described, as well as the Masonic references in his literary works. Both the life and the work of the Scottish author indicate that in Doyle rational and irrational aspects coexist; if we compare this coexistence with the well-known ‘double soul’ of Freemasonry (due to its Enlightenment heritage and its hermetic and esoteric origins), we can hypothesize that the frequentation of Masonic Lodges should be the key to interpreting this apparent discrepancy in Doyle’s thought.

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