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Death and the Mother from Dickens to Freud Victorian Fiction and the Anxiety of Origins (Cambridge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture) by Carolyn Dever

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Published by Cambridge University Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Literary studies: 19th century,
  • Social Science,
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism,
  • English,
  • Sociology,
  • English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh,
  • Regional, Ethnic, Genre, Specific Subject,
  • English fiction--19th century--History and cr,
  • English fiction--19th century--History and criticism,
  • Literary Criticism & Collections / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh,
  • Literary Criticism-Regional, Ethnic, Genre, Specific Subject,
  • Social Science / Gender Studies,
  • Gender Studies

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages251
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7714906M
ISBN 100521032555
ISBN 109780521032551
OCLC/WorldCa213262454

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When Freud constructs psychoanalytical models of family, gender and desire, he too assumes that domesticity begins with the death of the mother. Analysing texts by Dickens, Collins, Eliot, Darwin and Woolf, as well as Freud, Klein and Winnicott, Dever argues that fictional and theoretical narratives alike use maternal absence to articulate. Death and the mother from Dickens to Freud: Victorian fiction and the anxiety of origins. [Carolyn Dever] Choice "Carolyn Dever's book is well-researched and excellent study about the actual medical and idealized literary Read more User-contributed reviews. Tags. Add tags for. This [(Death and the Mother from Dickens to Freud: Victorian Fiction and the Anxiety of Origins)] [Author: Carolyn Dever] published on (November, ) PDF Download book is available in PDF, Kindle, Ebook, ePub and also Mobi formats. This book is free for you, just download it and save it. Buy Death and Mother Dickens to Freud: Victorian Fiction and the Anxiety of Origins (Cambridge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture) New Ed by Dever (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : Dever.

Death and the Mother from Dickens to Freud: Victorian Fiction and the Anxiety of Origins. Carolyn Dever. New York Cambridge University Press, Reviewed by Monika Elbert Carolyn Dever's book is a well-researched and excellent study about the actual medical and the idealized literary versions of mothers dying in childbirth in Victorian England. This book explores how Dickens turned mortality into the stuff of life and art as he navigated a thriving culture of death-based consumption. It surveys the diverse ways in which death became a business, from body-snatching, undertaking, and joint-stock cemetery companies, to the telling and selling of by: 9. Death and the Mother from Dickens to Freud: Victorian Fiction and the Anxiety of Origins (Cambridge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture) By Carolyn Dever Victorian culture is famous for its idealization of mothers and families, yet the popular novels of this period. In her book Death and the Mother From Dickens to Freud, professor Carolyn Dever notes that "in the space of the missing mother" storytellers "are free to reinscribe the form and function of maternity according to highly idiosyncratic agendas, and thus to reformulate both conventional roles for women and conventional modes of narration.". Or, as longtime Disney producer Don Hahn .

Get this from a library! Death and the mother from Dickens to Freud: Victorian fiction and the anxiety of origins. [Carolyn Dever] -- The cultural ideal of motherhood in Victorian Britain seems to be undermined by Victorian novels, which almost always represent mothers as incapacitated, abandoning or dead. Carolyn Dever argues that. Freud also gave a copy of this book to his fiancee Martha Bernays on the day of their engagement. The tragedy about Copperfield's life is largely tied to the author's own. There's hardly a personal experience of love, loss, overwork, boarding school deprivation, financial peaks and valleys, and unsatisfying marriage that Dickens himself didn't. Freud's conceptual opposition of death and eros drives in the human psyche was applied by Walter A. Davis in Deracination: Historicity, Hiroshima, and the Tragic Imperative and Death's Dream Kingdom: The American Psyche since 9/ Davis described social reactions to both Hiroshima and 9/11 from the Freudian viewpoint of the death force. Eventually, he came to believe that life instincts alone could not explain all human behavior. With the publication of his book Beyond the Pleasure Principal in , Freud concluded that all instincts fall into one of two major classes: life instincts or death instincts.