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The Resource On mourning : theories of loss in modern literature, William Watkin

On mourning : theories of loss in modern literature, William Watkin

Label
On mourning : theories of loss in modern literature
Title
On mourning
Title remainder
theories of loss in modern literature
Statement of responsibility
William Watkin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "On Mourning confronts the issue of loss and its commemoration in contemporary writing. Bringing together work from literary studies, anthropology, psychoanalysis, cultural theory and contemporary philosophy, William Watkin offers an overview of the process of mourning in our culture that is both wide-reaching and challenging
  • He provides illuminating readings of contemporary writing practices, showing how our 'mourning culture' is manifested in traditional elegies, contemporary novels, personal narratives, emotional speech and political rhetoric. In particular, Watkin considers the central issues of emotional authenticity, the relationship between commemorative art and the dead body, the psychological impact of loss and our communal responses to the 'otherness' of death."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Watkin, William
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Death in literature
  • Literature, Modern
  • Literature, Modern
  • Loss (Psychology)
  • Loss (Psychology) in literature
  • Mourning customs
  • Mourning customs
Label
On mourning : theories of loss in modern literature, William Watkin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [239]-241) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • environment of loss: Klein, Bowlby and object relations theory
  • Facing it: contemporary ethical theory and mourning
  • Deathart and the poetics of mourning
  • Emotional authenticity: Durkheim, Geertz and modern mourning rituals
  • Poppy-petal: elegy and consolation
  • The
  • line that does not lie down: enjambment, the tomb and the body
  • What remains: Julia Kristeva and the matter of mourning
  • In the dead's place: theories of the lost object in the work of Lacan and Freud
  • The
Control code
ocm53393302
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vi, 245 p.
Isbn
9780748618781
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
On mourning : theories of loss in modern literature, William Watkin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [239]-241) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • environment of loss: Klein, Bowlby and object relations theory
  • Facing it: contemporary ethical theory and mourning
  • Deathart and the poetics of mourning
  • Emotional authenticity: Durkheim, Geertz and modern mourning rituals
  • Poppy-petal: elegy and consolation
  • The
  • line that does not lie down: enjambment, the tomb and the body
  • What remains: Julia Kristeva and the matter of mourning
  • In the dead's place: theories of the lost object in the work of Lacan and Freud
  • The
Control code
ocm53393302
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vi, 245 p.
Isbn
9780748618781
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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