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The Resource Sublime enjoyment : on the perverse motive in American literature, Dennis A. Foster

Sublime enjoyment : on the perverse motive in American literature, Dennis A. Foster

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Sublime enjoyment : on the perverse motive in American literature
Title
Sublime enjoyment
Title remainder
on the perverse motive in American literature
Statement of responsibility
Dennis A. Foster
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Linking classic American literature to contemporary popular culture, Sublime Enjoyment argues that the rational systems of normal social life are motivated and sustained by "perverse" desires. This perversity arises from the failure of symbolic satisfactions - love, work, success - to make us happy, and from our refusal to accept that failure. Hoping to achieve satisfaction, we respond ultimately to situations that evoke older, more primary drives and their attendant emotions. But while a conventional pervert knows exactly what to want, the healthy pervert must find enjoyment inadvertently: in the abject or the sublime, in duty and reason, and in the obligations of a "fun morality." Examining the ways in which this inadvertence is represented in American literature and culture, Dennis Foster identifies ways that longings are linked to social forces."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Foster, Dennis A
Dewey number
810.9/353
Index
index present
LC call number
PS169.S84
LC item number
F67 1997eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in American literature and culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Sublime, The, in literature
  • Pleasure in literature
  • Popular culture
  • Desire in literature
  • Literature and society
  • National characteristics, American, in literature
  • Aesthetics, American
  • Psychoanalysis and literature
  • American literature
  • Littérature américaine
  • Sublime dans la littérature
  • Plaisir dans la littérature
  • Culture populaire
  • Désir dans la littérature
  • Littérature et société
  • Américains dans la littérature
  • Esthétique américaine
  • Psychanalyse et littérature
  • Littérature américaine
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Aesthetics, American
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • Desire in literature
  • Literature and society
  • National characteristics, American, in literature
  • Pleasure in literature
  • Popular culture
  • Psychoanalysis and literature
  • Sublime, The, in literature
  • United States
  • English
  • Languages & Literatures
  • American Literature
Label
Sublime enjoyment : on the perverse motive in American literature, Dennis A. Foster
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-176) 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
Introduction: the problem with pleasure -- The sublime community -- Re-Poe man: Poe's un-american sublime -- "Too resurgent": liquidity and consumption in Henry James -- Alphabetic pleasures: the names -- J.G. Ballard's Empire of the senses: perversion and the failure of authority -- Fatal west: W.S. Burrough's perverse destiny -- Conclusion: agency in the perverse
Control code
47010712
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 180 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511005107
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)47010712
Label
Sublime enjoyment : on the perverse motive in American literature, Dennis A. Foster
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-176) 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
Introduction: the problem with pleasure -- The sublime community -- Re-Poe man: Poe's un-american sublime -- "Too resurgent": liquidity and consumption in Henry James -- Alphabetic pleasures: the names -- J.G. Ballard's Empire of the senses: perversion and the failure of authority -- Fatal west: W.S. Burrough's perverse destiny -- Conclusion: agency in the perverse
Control code
47010712
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 180 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511005107
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)47010712

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