Hawthorne, Gender, And Death / Edition 1
  • Hawthorne, Gender, And Death / Edition 1
  • Hawthorne, Gender, And Death / Edition 1

Hawthorne, Gender, And Death / Edition 1

by Roberta Weldon
     
 

The strategies that people use to come to terms with death mirror cultural beliefs about such crucial concerns as life’s purpose, the idea of happiness, and the nature of ethical relationships. This book considers Nathaniel Hawthorne’s representations of strategies of death denial and their compensatory consolations--emphasizing their effects on the

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Overview

The strategies that people use to come to terms with death mirror cultural beliefs about such crucial concerns as life’s purpose, the idea of happiness, and the nature of ethical relationships. This book considers Nathaniel Hawthorne’s representations of strategies of death denial and their compensatory consolations--emphasizing their effects on the relationship between men and women. Drawing upon a range of critical approaches, including cultural anthropology, psychoanalytic theory, political justice theory, feminist theory, and formal analysis, Weldon’s thought-provoking study offers fresh insights into the ethical, gender, and religious questions raised by Hawthorne’s novels.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230602908
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
03/01/2008
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction     1
Unholy Dying in The Scarlet Letter     13
"The Custom-House," the Secular Pilgrim, and the Happy Death     33
"Familial Immortality" and the "Dying of Death" in The House of the Seven Gables     53
From Melancholy to Mourning: Death and Politics in The Blithedale Romance     83
"Intimate Equality": Sacrifice and Death in The Marble Faun     113
Conclusion     133
Notes     153
Bibliography     181
Index     193

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