Coverart for item
The Resource Death-drive : Freudian hauntings in literature and art, Robert Rowland Smith

Death-drive : Freudian hauntings in literature and art, Robert Rowland Smith

Label
Death-drive : Freudian hauntings in literature and art
Title
Death-drive
Title remainder
Freudian hauntings in literature and art
Statement of responsibility
Robert Rowland Smith
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Robert Rowland Smith takes Freud's work on the death-drive and compares it with other philosophies of death - Pascal, Heidegger and Derrida in particular. He also applies it in a new way to literature and art - to Shakespeare, Rothko and Katharina Fritsch, among others. He asks whether artworks are dead or alive, if artistic creativity isn't actually a form of destruction, and whether our ability to be seduced by fine words means we don't put our selves at risk of death. In doing so, he proposes a new theory of aesthetics in which artworks and literary texts have a death-drive of their own, not least by their defining ability to turn away from all that is real, and where the effects of the death-drive mean that we are constantly living in imaginary, rhetorical or 'artistic' worlds. The book also provides a valuable introduction to the rich tradition of work on the death-drive since Freud. Key Features Includes a general introduction to the death-drive Presents an original theory of aesthetics Analyses both theoretical and clinical psychoanalysis Offers in-depth treatment of Freud Provides an overview of philosophies of death
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Robert Rowland
Dewey number
155.9/37
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF175.5.D4
LC item number
S65 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2010 E-859
  • WM 460.5.F9
Series statement
Frontiers of theory
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Freud, Sigmund
  • Death instinct
  • Death in literature
  • Death in art
  • Aesthetics
  • Esthetics
  • Freudian Theory
  • Art
  • Attitude to Death
  • Literature
  • Freud, Sigmund
  • SELF-HELP
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Aesthetics
  • Death in art
  • Death in literature
  • Death instinct
  • Psychoanalyse
  • Todestrieb
  • Kunst
  • Ewigkeit
  • Philosophie
Label
Death-drive : Freudian hauntings in literature and art, Robert Rowland Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Memento Mori -- 2. The death-drive does not think -- 3. A subject is being beaten -- 4. White over red -- 5. Literature-repeat nothing -- 6. A harmless suggestion -- 7. The rest of radioactive light -- Postscript: Approaching death
Control code
658187107
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 215 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780748641710
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786612749742
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 274974
  • 22573/cttk1nv7
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)658187107
Label
Death-drive : Freudian hauntings in literature and art, Robert Rowland Smith
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Memento Mori -- 2. The death-drive does not think -- 3. A subject is being beaten -- 4. White over red -- 5. Literature-repeat nothing -- 6. A harmless suggestion -- 7. The rest of radioactive light -- Postscript: Approaching death
Control code
658187107
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 215 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780748641710
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786612749742
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 274974
  • 22573/cttk1nv7
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)658187107

Library Locations

    • Thomas Jefferson LibraryBorrow it
      1 University Blvd, St. Louis, MO, 63121, US
      38.710138 -90.311107
Processing Feedback ...