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The Resource The tears of Narcissus : melancholia and masculinity in early modern writing, Lynn Enterline

The tears of Narcissus : melancholia and masculinity in early modern writing, Lynn Enterline

Label
The tears of Narcissus : melancholia and masculinity in early modern writing
Title
The tears of Narcissus
Title remainder
melancholia and masculinity in early modern writing
Statement of responsibility
Lynn Enterline
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This book offers new readings of several prominent early modern texts, examining the connection between melancholia, narcissism, sexual difference, and literary form in works by Tasso, Marvell, Shakespeare, and Webster. Reading each work in light of contemporary psychoanalytic theory, the book demonstrates that the figural language of melancholia fractures and dislocates masculine identity in the very movement that gives it shape
  • By carefully reading the linguistic, poetic, and rhetorical problems that characterize early modern representations of "male" melancholia, the book helps specify precisely what difference the intersection between psychoanalysis and semiotics makes for understanding the elusive relationship between historically variable representations of identity, aesthetic activity, and sexuality. It studies various disruptive encounters with a mirror image in epic, lyric, and drama, analyzing each text's representation of what counts as a "male" self according to the formal and rhetorical problems raised by its own language. It does so in order to interrogate anew the complex, and not always intuitive, relationship between subjectivity, eros, and literary form
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
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Enterline, Lynn
Index
index present
LC call number
PR428.M4
LC item number
E58 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • English literature
  • Melancholy in literature
  • Authors, English
  • English literature
  • Narcissus
  • Male authors, English
  • Masculinity in literature
  • Psychoanalysis and literature
  • Crying in literature
  • Tears in literature
  • Self in literature
  • Men in literature
  • Male authors, English
  • Psychoanalysis and literature
Label
The tears of Narcissus : melancholia and masculinity in early modern writing, Lynn Enterline
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [405]-421) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • A writer reading : the theories of a "Sinner with a melancholic humor"
  • Armida's lap, Erminia's tears : in the wake of paternity and figuration in the Gerusalemme liberata
  • The mirror and the snake : the case of Marvell's "Unfortunate lover"
  • Errors and dam(n)'d confusions : Shakespearean subjects on trial
  • "Hairy on the in-side": The duchess of Malfi and the body of lycanthropy
Control code
31376103
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 429 pages
Isbn
9780804723978
Lccn
94040432
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The tears of Narcissus : melancholia and masculinity in early modern writing, Lynn Enterline
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [405]-421) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • A writer reading : the theories of a "Sinner with a melancholic humor"
  • Armida's lap, Erminia's tears : in the wake of paternity and figuration in the Gerusalemme liberata
  • The mirror and the snake : the case of Marvell's "Unfortunate lover"
  • Errors and dam(n)'d confusions : Shakespearean subjects on trial
  • "Hairy on the in-side": The duchess of Malfi and the body of lycanthropy
Control code
31376103
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 429 pages
Isbn
9780804723978
Lccn
94040432
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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