The Resource "Rooted sorrow" : dying in early Modern England, Bettie Anne Doebler

"Rooted sorrow" : dying in early Modern England, Bettie Anne Doebler

Label
"Rooted sorrow" : dying in early Modern England
Title
"Rooted sorrow"
Title remainder
dying in early Modern England
Statement of responsibility
Bettie Anne Doebler
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
""Rooted Sorrow" is a literary and cultural study of death and dying through selected images, events, and words that interact in expressive forms between 1590 and 1631. In the first half the book sets up the prismatic method by which the author examines several of Shakespeare's plays in terms of the survival of the late medieval ars moriendi tradition. The devotional tradition of the ars embodies an oft-repeated ritual of preparation for dying, with especial emphasis on the temptation to despair. The second half of the book develops a poetics of comfort for mourning survivors that reveals both the necessity of lament and the faith in immortality by which culture arrived at acceptance. Ironically the harsh anger of grief becomes a crucial station on the way to the acceptance of death." "The book as a whole is a chronicle of the intelligent struggle of those persons in England who faced a world inhabited by a pervasive sense of death and its triumphs. It is ultimately the courage of the struggle with its affirmation of the power of life over death that Milton brings out in his great allegory of that image. His narrative transforms the violent figures of Sin and Death that dominate the hellish vision of the early section of the poem into the later figure of Death as release. Doebler shows that in early texts (as in life) the tension between those two images is never fully resolved."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Doebler, Bettie Anne
Index
index present
LC call number
PR438.D44
LC item number
D63 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • Death in literature
  • Literature and society
  • Death
  • Dood
  • Engels
  • Letterkunde
  • Literatur
  • Tod
  • Geschichte 1590-1631
  • Kunst
  • Death in literature
  • Death
  • English literature
  • Intellectual life
  • Literature and society
  • England
  • Englisch
  • Großbritannien
  • England
Label
"Rooted sorrow" : dying in early Modern England, Bettie Anne Doebler
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
296 pages
Isbn
9780838635438
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
94002935
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29797336
  • (OCoLC)ocm29797336
Label
"Rooted sorrow" : dying in early Modern England, Bettie Anne Doebler
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
296 pages
Isbn
9780838635438
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
94002935
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29797336
  • (OCoLC)ocm29797336

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