Over Her Dead Body: Death, Femininity and the Aesthetic (Paperback)
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Over Her Dead Body: Death, Femininity and the Aesthetic (Paperback)

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Paperback 480 Pages
Published: 01/10/1992
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In 1846, Edgar Allen Poe wrote that 'the death of a beautiful woman is, unquestionably, the most poetic topic in the world'. 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 examples range from Carmen to Little Nell, from Wuthering Heights to Vertigo, from Snow White to Frankenstein. The text is richly illustrated throughout with thirty-seven paintings and photographs.

Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719038273
Number of pages: 480
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 25 mm


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Aside from the originality - or fearful finality - of its arguments, the book will be invaluable as an introduction to the use of psychoanalysis in the interpretation of cultural texts' - New Statesman & Society'Death faces a similar taboo in our century to the one that sex suffered in the last...Bronfen addresses an important silence in contemporary culture.' - The TImes - .

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