Death, Desire and Loss in Western Culture

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Routledge, Jul 4, 2013 - Literary Criticism - 384 pages
Death, Desire and Loss in Western Culture is a rich testament to our ubiquitous preoccupation with the tangled web of death and desire. In these pages we find nuanced analysis that blends Plato with Shelley, Hölderlin with Foucault. Dollimore, a gifted thinker, is not content to summarize these texts from afar; instead, he weaves a thread through each to tell the magnificent story of the making of the modern individual.

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Contents

THE RENAISSANCE
57
Ill SOCIAL DEATH
117
THE AUTHENTICITY OF NOTHINGNESS
151
LATE METAPHYSICS AND PSYCHOANALYSIS
171
VI RENOUNCING DEATH
199
VII THE AESTHETICS OF ENERGY
229
VIII DEATH AND THE HOMOEROTIC
273
Notes
329
Bibliography
356
Index
375
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Jonathan Dollimore is Professor in the School of English and American Studies at the University of Sussex. He is author of the critically acclaimed Sexual Dissidence.

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