Death, Desire & Loss In Western Culture

Death, Desire & Loss In Western Culture by Jonathan Dollimore

By: Jonathan Dollimore

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ISBN
9780140242928
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Binding
Paperback
Pages
416
Dimensions
129 x 198mm

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From Odysseus and the Sirens' song to Oscar Moore's 1991 novel A Matter of Life and Sex, the relationship between death and desire has obsessed the Western imagination. In exploring this infatuation, cultural critic Jonathan Dollimore has created an ambitious and strikingly original work. From the Greeks to the postmodernists, in the sufferings of the early Christians and the writings of the death-obsessed Jacobeans, in the legacy of the nineteenth-century European philosophers such as Hegel, Schopenhauer and Nietzsche, in the works of the great modern novelists Joseph Conrad, Thomas Mann and D. H. Lawrence, in Freud and Bataille, the powerful theme reverberates: death inhabits sexuality - traumatically, lethally, ecstatically.
'Dollimore [is] a clear, honest and insightful interpreter... the book offers much for anyone who has ever shivered at the thought of encountering darkness as a bride.'
Bill Saunders, Independent on Sunday
ISBN:
9780140242928
Publication Date:
04 / 07 / 1999
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
129 x 198mm

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