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The Resource Reading the Sphinx : ancient Egypt in nineteenth-century literary culture, Lynn Parramore

Reading the Sphinx : ancient Egypt in nineteenth-century literary culture, Lynn Parramore

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Reading the Sphinx : ancient Egypt in nineteenth-century literary culture
Title
Reading the Sphinx
Title remainder
ancient Egypt in nineteenth-century literary culture
Statement of responsibility
Lynn Parramore
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Reading the Sphinx unearths a buried cultural history haunted by Egyptian ghosts, Lynn Parramore examines issues of western identity, inheritance, gender, and sexuality through the interlocking stories of nineteenth-century collectors, conjurers, artists, travelers, and psychic explorers as they encounter Egyptian antiquity. Bringing together cultural analysis, literary history, and psychology, Parramore explores the productions of a wide range, of fascinating figures, from Herodotus to Freud. Reading the Sphinx is a new cultural history that traces the suppression, distortion, and, ultimately, the resurrection of maternal powers from the crypt of memory."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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Parramore, Lynn.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civilization, Western
  • English literature
  • American literature
  • English literature
  • American literature
Label
Reading the Sphinx : ancient Egypt in nineteenth-century literary culture, Lynn Parramore
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [179]-189) and index
Contents
  • 1.
  • Egyptomania Craze: From Wedgwood China to the Washington Monument.
  • p. 17
  • 2.
  • Tales from the Crypt: Theories of Cultural Burial.
  • p. 45
  • 3.
  • Exquisite Corpse: Nineteenth-Century Literary Revivals.
  • p. 69
  • 4.
  • Empire of the Imagination: Egypt and Esoterica.
  • p. 91
  • 5.
  • Strangers in a Strange Land: Travelers in Egypt.
  • p. 123
  • 6.
  • Oedipus Aegyptiacus: Egypt and Early Psychology.
  • p. 147
  • Afterlives.
  • p. 171
  • Works Cited.
  • p. 179
  • Index.
  • p. 191
Control code
ocn212410024
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
198 p.
Isbn
9780230603288
Lccn
2008007173
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Reading the Sphinx : ancient Egypt in nineteenth-century literary culture, Lynn Parramore
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [179]-189) and index
Contents
  • 1.
  • Egyptomania Craze: From Wedgwood China to the Washington Monument.
  • p. 17
  • 2.
  • Tales from the Crypt: Theories of Cultural Burial.
  • p. 45
  • 3.
  • Exquisite Corpse: Nineteenth-Century Literary Revivals.
  • p. 69
  • 4.
  • Empire of the Imagination: Egypt and Esoterica.
  • p. 91
  • 5.
  • Strangers in a Strange Land: Travelers in Egypt.
  • p. 123
  • 6.
  • Oedipus Aegyptiacus: Egypt and Early Psychology.
  • p. 147
  • Afterlives.
  • p. 171
  • Works Cited.
  • p. 179
  • Index.
  • p. 191
Control code
ocn212410024
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
198 p.
Isbn
9780230603288
Lccn
2008007173
Other physical details
ill.

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