Death, Desire, and Loss in Western Culture
Psychology Press, 1998 - Family & Relationships - 384 pages
Death, Desire and Loss in Western Culture is a rich testament to our ubiquitous preoccupation with the tangled web of death and desire. In these pages we find nuanced analysis that blends Plato with Shelley, Hölderlin with Foucault. Dollimore, a gifted thinker, is not content to summarize these texts from afar; instead, he weaves a thread through each to tell the magnificent story of the making of the modern individual.
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THE ANCIENT WORLD
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Deaths Incessant Motion
Death and Identity
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Nietzsche against Schopenhauer
D H Lawrence
Promiscuity and Death
The Wonder of the Pleasure
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Degeneration and Dissidence
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