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Her examples range from Carmen to Dwad Nell, from Wuthering Heights to Vertigo, from Snow W InEdgar Allen Poe wrote that ‘the death of a beautiful woman is, unquestionably, the most poetic topic in the world’. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

Each is read as inaccessible, chaotic, uncontrollable, antisocial, potentially consuming of individuality, destructive of worldly achievement, and partaking of the primordial unity with the mother that is at once desired and feared. Denn der Impuls zu schreiben setzt immer auch ds Leben des Autors voraus, eine Unters Ich habe nur einige Kapitel angelesen und daed das Thema hoch spannend und die Beispele Bronfens sehr erhellend.

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Bronfen addresses an important silence in contemporary culture.

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InEdgar Allen Poe wrote that ‘the death of a beautiful woman is, unquestionably, the most poetic topic in the world’. Indeed, from about on, the literary scene is a veritable parade of feminine corpses, fair revenants, and pale doubles for the dead.

A very interesting book, though sometimes a bit hard to follow since it is invested with a lot of different theories which are not always explained. Popular passages Page – When it most closely allies itself to Beauty: References to this book Disappearing Acts: Over her dead body: Xead MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.

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Bronfen’s anal- BOOK REVIEWS ysis directs attention to a set of cultural structures, largely unconscious, that link and equate death, femininity, and the aesthetic in a multitude of powerful, sometimes contradictory ways. For ekisabeth actual women of the time, Ufe, death, and artifice commingle in such a way that the slow dying of the consumptive or neurasthenic invalid becomes an artful way of Ufe and suicide becomes one more chapter of autobiography.

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What can all the dead beautiful women in fiction, poetry, painting, and sculpture since the eighteenth century reveal about Western culture’s ways of seeing the world? This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.


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The Gender of Death: View all 3 comments. Over Dexd Dead Body: Japke van Uffelen rated it really liked it Apr 17, The argument that this book presents is that narrative and visual representations of death can be read as symptoms of our culture and because the feminine body is culturally constructed as the superlative site of “other” and “not me”, culture uses art to dream the deaths of beautiful women.

It is no accident, Elisabeth Bronfen contends, that beautiful women, dead or dying, figure prominently in the literature, art, and cultural tropes of these past three hundred years, especially in the Romantic and Victorian eras.

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