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The Resource Night passages : philosophy, literature, and film, Elisabeth Bronfen ; translated by the author with David Brenner

Night passages : philosophy, literature, and film, Elisabeth Bronfen ; translated by the author with David Brenner

Label
Night passages : philosophy, literature, and film
Title
Night passages
Title remainder
philosophy, literature, and film
Statement of responsibility
Elisabeth Bronfen ; translated by the author with David Brenner
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
In the beginning was the night. All light, shapes, language, and subjective consciousness, as well as the world and art depicting them, emerged from this formless chaos. In fantasy, we seek to return to this original darkness. Particularly in literature, visual representations, and film, the night resiliently resurfaces from the margins of the knowable, acting as a stage and state of mind in which exceptional perceptions, discoveries, and decisions play out. Elisabeth Bronfen follows nocturnal spaces in which extraordinary events unfold, enabling the irrational exploration of desire, transformation, ecstasy, transgression, spiritual illumination, and moral choice. She begins with classical myths depicting the creation of the world and moves through nocturnal scenes in Shakespeare and Milton, Gothic figurations, Hegel's romantic philosophy, and Freud's psychoanalysis. In modern times, she shows how literature and film, particularly film noir, transmit that piece of night the modern subject carries within. From Mozart's "Queen of the Night" to Virginia Woolf 's oscillation between day and night, life and death, and chaos and aesthetic form, Bronfen renders something visible, conceivable, and tellable from the dark realms of the unknown
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Cataloging source
EBLCP
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Bronfen, Elisabeth
Dewey number
809.9333
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the German
LC call number
PN56.N5
LC item number
B76 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Brenner, David
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  • Night in literature
  • Night
  • Dawn in literature
  • Light and darkness in literature
  • Film noir
  • Night in art
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Dawn in literature
  • Film noir
  • Light and darkness in literature
  • Night in art
  • Night in literature
Label
Night passages : philosophy, literature, and film, Elisabeth Bronfen ; translated by the author with David Brenner
Instantiates
Publication
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
  • Table of Contents; List of Illustrations; Prologue: My Queen of the Night; Acknowledgments; Introduction: The Exile of the Star-Blazing Queen in the Magic Flute; PART I: COSMOGONIES OF THE NIGHT; 1. Nyx and Her Children; 2. Let There Be Darkness; 3. Hegel's Night of the World; 4. Freud's Night Side of the Soul; PART II: NIGHT TALKS; 5. Shakespeare's Night World; 6. Freud's Book of Dreams; 7. A Poetics of Insomnia; PART III: GOTHIC NIGHTS; 8. Moral Temptations of the Night; 9. Seeing the World Darkly; 10. Night's Doubles; 11. The Nocturnal Flaneur; PART IV: NIGHT AND FILM NOIR
  • 12. Return of a Hollywood Star13. Nocturnal Desire of the Femme Fatale; 14. Into the Night; 15. Fate and Chance; PART V: THE ETHICS OF AWAKENING; 16. What Lies at the End of the Night; 17. George Eliot's Dawn; 18. Edith Wharton's Twilight; 19. Virginia Woolf's Nights and Days; Bibliography; Index
Control code
856868629
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (473 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231519724
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
ebc1192026
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt46m6hz
  • 9ec5044c-d26d-4aa8-87a7-664dd0ccf324
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)856868629
Label
Night passages : philosophy, literature, and film, Elisabeth Bronfen ; translated by the author with David Brenner
Publication
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
  • Table of Contents; List of Illustrations; Prologue: My Queen of the Night; Acknowledgments; Introduction: The Exile of the Star-Blazing Queen in the Magic Flute; PART I: COSMOGONIES OF THE NIGHT; 1. Nyx and Her Children; 2. Let There Be Darkness; 3. Hegel's Night of the World; 4. Freud's Night Side of the Soul; PART II: NIGHT TALKS; 5. Shakespeare's Night World; 6. Freud's Book of Dreams; 7. A Poetics of Insomnia; PART III: GOTHIC NIGHTS; 8. Moral Temptations of the Night; 9. Seeing the World Darkly; 10. Night's Doubles; 11. The Nocturnal Flaneur; PART IV: NIGHT AND FILM NOIR
  • 12. Return of a Hollywood Star13. Nocturnal Desire of the Femme Fatale; 14. Into the Night; 15. Fate and Chance; PART V: THE ETHICS OF AWAKENING; 16. What Lies at the End of the Night; 17. George Eliot's Dawn; 18. Edith Wharton's Twilight; 19. Virginia Woolf's Nights and Days; Bibliography; Index
Control code
856868629
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (473 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231519724
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
ebc1192026
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt46m6hz
  • 9ec5044c-d26d-4aa8-87a7-664dd0ccf324
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)856868629

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