The Resource Don Juan and the point of honor : seduction, patriarchal society, and literary tradition, James Mandrell

Don Juan and the point of honor : seduction, patriarchal society, and literary tradition, James Mandrell

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Don Juan and the point of honor : seduction, patriarchal society, and literary tradition
Title
Don Juan and the point of honor
Title remainder
seduction, patriarchal society, and literary tradition
Statement of responsibility
James Mandrell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This study of Don Juan treats literary representations and various critical and theoretical interpretations in order to undertake a systematic examination of the many questions surrounding the character. On the one hand; it might be argued that Don Juan threatens society, since he is supposedly an agent of social anarchy. On the other, given his intriguing sexual accomplishments, he could be viewed as a positive expression of life itself. Rather than addressing or answering these questions, James Mandrell shows what is at stake in the asking of such questions and, moreover, what is at stake in any and all representations and considerations of Don Juan
  • After a discussion of the ways that Don Juan's seductive powers infiltrate and influence the interpretations of texts of which he is a part, Mandrell continues with close readings of key Spanish literary works ranging from the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries. All of these works involve interrelated issues as regards Don Juan: the worldly uses and abuses of language; the power of literature to engender and embody other literary texts; seduction and its psychological and social subtexts; and society in relation to Don Juan as well as Don Juan's role in society. Ultimately, these notions are tied into the concept of honor as it works in literature and society
  • Mandrell concludes with a study of modern adaptations of Don Juan and his story in various theories of culture, society, and economic organizations. In light of these readings, Don Juan emerges as a figure who not only bears specific patriarchal myths but as one who embodies and acts out their meanings. What emerges is a view of Don Juan as a positive social force in patriarchal society and culture, as well as a force operative at the level of desire as it is made manifest in language. As a result, this study reveals that Don Juan should not be treated as an innocent or outmoded cultural artifact. Instead, he is a character whose story and vicissitudes are still significant in the context of our twentieth-century world
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Mandrell, James
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PN57.D7
LC item number
M33 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Don Juan
  • Don Juan (Legendary character)
  • Honor in literature
  • Spanish literature
  • Don Juan (Personaje legendario)
  • Honor en la literatura
  • Don Juan (Personaje de ficción)
  • Honor
  • Literatura española
  • Letterkunde
  • Spaans
  • Don Juan (legendarische figuur)
  • Literatur
  • Verführung
  • Ehre
  • Geschichte
  • Don Juan (Legendary character)
  • Honor in literature
  • Spanish literature
  • Spanisch
Label
Don Juan and the point of honor : seduction, patriarchal society, and literary tradition, James Mandrell
Link
https://archive.org/details/donjuanpointofho00mand
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The one and the same: meaning and the critical myth of Don Juan -- 2. Don Juan and the author: honor and seduction -- 3. Don Juan and the reader: the psychology of seduction -- 4. Don Juan and the economy of desire: principles of exchange, principles of exclusion
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9780271007816
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
91010220
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)23253049
  • (OCoLC)ocm23253049
Label
Don Juan and the point of honor : seduction, patriarchal society, and literary tradition, James Mandrell
Link
https://archive.org/details/donjuanpointofho00mand
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The one and the same: meaning and the critical myth of Don Juan -- 2. Don Juan and the author: honor and seduction -- 3. Don Juan and the reader: the psychology of seduction -- 4. Don Juan and the economy of desire: principles of exchange, principles of exclusion
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9780271007816
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
91010220
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)23253049
  • (OCoLC)ocm23253049

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