The Resource Eros in mourning : Homer to Lacan, Henry Staten

Eros in mourning : Homer to Lacan, Henry Staten

Label
Eros in mourning : Homer to Lacan
Title
Eros in mourning
Title remainder
Homer to Lacan
Statement of responsibility
Henry Staten
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "For the religious-philosophical tradition in which Western literature is rooted," writes Henry Staten, "mourning is the horizon of all desire. As soon as desire is something felt by a mortal being for a mortal being, eros (as desire-in-general) will always be to some degree agitated by the anticipation of loss."
  • Eros in Mourning begins with a reading of the Iliad that shows how Homer, not yet influenced by the ideology of transcendence, analyzes the structure of unassuageable mourning in a way that is as up-to-date as the latest poststructuralism. Then, in readings of the Gospel of John, Dante, the troubadours, Petrarch, Hamlet, Paradise Lost, La Princess de Cleves, and Heart of Darkness, Staten shows how literary history may be reconstituted in terms of a poetics of mourning that keeps in sight the traditional problematic of mortal and transcendent eros. Finally, a reading of Lacan suggests that this writer - so profoundly influential today on the question of desire - must be understood in the context of the dialectic of mourning that dominates his work
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Staten, Henry
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.D48
LC item number
S83 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Homère
  • Lacan, Jacques
  • Desire in literature
  • Loss (Psychology) in literature
  • Grief in literature
  • Literature
  • Désir dans la littérature
  • Perte (Psychologie) dans la littérature
  • Deuil dans la littérature
  • Littérature
  • Erotiek
  • Transcendentalisme
  • Rouw
  • Letterkunde
  • Desire in literature
  • Grief in literature
  • Literature
  • Loss (Psychology) in literature
Label
Eros in mourning : Homer to Lacan, Henry Staten
Instantiates
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
  • pt. 2.
  • The Troubadours and Their Aftermath.
  • Ch. 4.
  • Cruel Lady, or The Decline of the "Gay Science" from the Troubadours to Dante.
  • Ch. 5.
  • Infidelity and Death in Hamlet and La Princesse de Cleves.
  • Ch. 6.
  • Adam's Choice: Paradise Lost
  • pt. 3.
  • Tragical-Existential.
  • Ch. 1.
  • Ch. 7.
  • Inflicting/Mourning: Heart of Darkness.
  • Ch. 8.
  • The Bride Stripped Bare, or Lacan avec Plato
  • The Argument
  • pt. 1.
  • Two Arkhe-Texts.
  • Ch. 2.
  • Before Transcendence: The Iliad.
  • Ch. 3.
  • How the Spirit (Almost) Became Flesh: The Gospel of John
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 231 pages
Isbn
9780801849237
Lccn
94016559
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)30476457
  • (OCoLC)ocm30476457
Label
Eros in mourning : Homer to Lacan, Henry Staten
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
  • pt. 2.
  • The Troubadours and Their Aftermath.
  • Ch. 4.
  • Cruel Lady, or The Decline of the "Gay Science" from the Troubadours to Dante.
  • Ch. 5.
  • Infidelity and Death in Hamlet and La Princesse de Cleves.
  • Ch. 6.
  • Adam's Choice: Paradise Lost
  • pt. 3.
  • Tragical-Existential.
  • Ch. 1.
  • Ch. 7.
  • Inflicting/Mourning: Heart of Darkness.
  • Ch. 8.
  • The Bride Stripped Bare, or Lacan avec Plato
  • The Argument
  • pt. 1.
  • Two Arkhe-Texts.
  • Ch. 2.
  • Before Transcendence: The Iliad.
  • Ch. 3.
  • How the Spirit (Almost) Became Flesh: The Gospel of John
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 231 pages
Isbn
9780801849237
Lccn
94016559
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)30476457
  • (OCoLC)ocm30476457

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