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The Grief Taboo in American Literature: Loss and Prolonged Adolescence in Twain, Melville, and Hemingway

Pamela A. Boker
Format
Book
Published
New York : New York University Press, c1996.
Language
English
Series
Literature and Psychoanalysis
ISBN
0814712282 (alk. paper)
Contents
  • "Circle-sailing" : the eternal return of tabooed grief in Melville's Moby-Dick
  • "My first lie, and how I got out of it" : deprivation-grief and the making of an American humorist
  • "Blessed are they that mourn, for they-- they
  • " : repressed grief and pathological mourning in Mark Twain's fiction
  • Huckleberry Finn's anti-Oedipus complex : father-loss and mother-hunger in the great American novel
  • The shaping of Hemingway's art of repressed grief : mother-loss and father-hunger from In our time to Winner take nothing
  • "Ether in the brain" : blunting the edges of perception in Hemingway's middle period
  • Grief hoarders and "beat-up old bastards" : Hemingway's bittersweet taste of nostalgia.
Description
xiii, 357 p. ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 339-349) and index.
Series Statement
Literature and psychoanalysis ; 8
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