Aesthetics Of Loss And Lessness

Aesthetics Of Loss And Lessness

by Angela Moorjani
     
 

This text probes the psychic and social roots of artistic scenarios of loss. Demonstrating that artistic activity is inextricably bonded to imaginary scripts of bereavement and these in turban to patterns of social dominance, the author argues in favor of an "aesthetics of lessness" that is, postmodern resistance to imaginary inscriptions of grief and their

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This text probes the psychic and social roots of artistic scenarios of loss. Demonstrating that artistic activity is inextricably bonded to imaginary scripts of bereavement and these in turban to patterns of social dominance, the author argues in favor of an "aesthetics of lessness" that is, postmodern resistance to imaginary inscriptions of grief and their misogynist sequels. The book draws on psychoaesthetics, discourse theory and feminist social critiques to analyse literary visual figurations of loss. Included in its analysis of the romantic and post-romantic imaginary are readings of Merimee, Nerval, Hoffmann, H.D., Anne Hebert, Proust and Beckett, and essays, among others, on Kollwitz, Glacometti, Bellmer, Klee, Gidal and Oulton.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312068271
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
01/11/1992
Series:
Language, Discourse, Society Series
Edition description:
1992
Pages:
241
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.03(d)

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