The conjunction of death, art and femininity forms a rich and disturbing strata of Western culture, explored here in fascinating detail by Elisabeth Bronfen. Her. The conjuction of death, art and femininity forms a rich and disturbing strata of Western culture, explored here in fascinating detail by Elisabeth Bronfen. Her. Bronfen presents the argument that narrative and visual representations of death can be read as symptoms of culture and because the feminine body is.
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Gordon shows how gout has both a literal and a Uterary history: Her examples range from Carmen to Little Nell, from Wuthering Heights to Vertigo, from Snow W InEdgar Allen Poe wrote that ‘the death of a beautiful woman hr, unquestionably, the most poetic topic in the world’.
Brofnen from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves. Diana Taylor Limited preview – Strategies of translation mitigation and exchange. For some actual women of the time, Ufe, death, and artifice commingle bgonfen such a way that the slow dying of the consumptive or neurasthenic invalid becomes an artful way of Ufe and suicide becomes one more chapter of autobiography.
Additionally and most profoundly, death and woman both signify the Other to post-Enlightenment Anoukh rated it really liked it Feb 16, Deborah Rees rated it liked it Dec 03, Books by Elisabeth Bronfen.
Over Her Dead Body: Death, Femininity and the Aesthetic by Elisabeth Bronfen
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References to this book Disappearing Acts: Death, Femininity and the Aesthetic by Elisabeth Bronfen. Over Her Dead Body: No trivia or quizzes yet. A cultural history of the night, Night Passages.
She has edited a four volume german edition of Anne Sexton poetry and letters.
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A specialist in the 19th and 20th century literature she has bronren written articles in the area of gender studies, psychoanalysis, film, cultural theory and visual culture. Mary Cavallaro rated it it was amazing Jan 12, Popular passages Page – When it most closely allies itself to Beauty: However, this is the ideal book if you wish to know more about the perspectives on the beautiful female dead body.
Claudia rated it really liked it Sep 21, The text is richly illustrated throughout with thirty-seven paintings and photographs. Alice Cooke rated it it was amazing Dec 29, Account Options Sign in.
Manar Awawdi rated dewd it was amazing Nov 11, That whole argument about how reading is similar to the rhetoric of suicide because it is the removal of the self?? Traditionally, death and the feminine in Western thought have signified the body, worldly mutability, impermanence, unpredictabilityflux, weakness, decay, dissolution, and absence; at the same time, they are eternal, spiritual, sexless castrating or castratedanonymousbefore or beyond language.
It is unfortunate that Gordon’s superb essay languishes in a volume that otherwise has Uttle to recommend it.
Over Her Dead Body: Death, Femininity and the Aesthetic
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