The Resource Sisters in literature : female sexuality in Antigone, Middlemarch, Howards End, and Women in love, Masako Hirai

Sisters in literature : female sexuality in Antigone, Middlemarch, Howards End, and Women in love, Masako Hirai

Label
Sisters in literature : female sexuality in Antigone, Middlemarch, Howards End, and Women in love
Title
Sisters in literature
Title remainder
female sexuality in Antigone, Middlemarch, Howards End, and Women in love
Statement of responsibility
Masako Hirai
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Three classic English novels, George Eliot's Middlemarch, E.M. Forster's Howards End and D.H. Lawrence's Women in Love, share a theme: they study the fortunes in love of two sisters, and all three books are descendants of Sophocles' Antigone, of which Forster said, ' ... of all the great tragic utterances that comes closest to my heart'
  • There is no doubt that Lawrence read Forster; that he and Forster read George Eliot; and that all three read Antigone. So its basic theme, of the two sisters - two women with contrasting temperaments, who face a life-crisis, argue passionately about it, act differently but remain loyal to each other, and are deeply changed by what happens - this is common to all the books. This has not been observed elsewhere, or treated at length, and it is an interesting and significant argument, especially for today's readers. Masako Hirai shows her theme being taken at a deep level and profoundly appropriated by the authors. She draws on biographical material to show why it mattered to each of them personally, without falling into psychological crudities
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-2007
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hirai, Masako
Index
index present
LC call number
PR888.S52
LC item number
H57 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lawrence, D. H.
  • Forster, E. M.
  • Eliot, George
  • Antigone
  • Sophocles
  • Lawrence, D. H.
  • Forster, E. M.
  • Eliot, George
  • Sophocle
  • Lawrence, David Herbert (1885-1930)
  • Forster, Edward Morgan (1879-1970)
  • Eliot, George (1819-1880)
  • Sophocle (0496?-0406 av. J.-C.)
  • Forster, Edward M
  • Lawrence, David H
  • Sophocles
  • Eliot, George
  • Antigone
  • English fiction
  • Sisters in literature
  • Women in literature
  • Sex in literature
  • Roman anglais
  • Sœurs dans la littérature
  • Femmes dans la littérature
  • Sexualité dans la littérature
  • Frau <Motiv>
  • Erotik <Motiv>
  • Schwester
  • Schwester <Motiv>
  • English fiction
  • Literature
  • Sex in literature
  • Sisters in literature
  • Women in literature
Label
Sisters in literature : female sexuality in Antigone, Middlemarch, Howards End, and Women in love, Masako Hirai
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 216-219) 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
  • Antigone for George Eliot.
  • Antigone and Eliot for D.H. Lawrence.
  • Antigone and Eliot for E.M. Forster.
  • Reading Antigone from the Sisters' Dialectic
  • 4.
  • Middlemarch: From Heroic Legend to Emotional History.
  • Beginning with Legend: History as Narrowing Path.
  • Juxtaposition: Images and Counter-Images.
  • Dialogue: Passion vs. Common Sense.
  • Disillusionment and Sexual Images.
  • 1.
  • Ending with a Diminished Myth: an Emotive History
  • 5.
  • Howards End: From Letters to a Connecting Vision.
  • Beginning with Letters: History as a Disconnected View.
  • The Dilemma: Freedom and Discontinuity in Social and Sexual Myths.
  • Dialogue: Poetry and Prose
  • Introduction
  • 2.
  • The Common Doom.
  • The Split in the Novelists.
  • Mothering the Artist
  • 3.
  • Reading Antigone.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xii, 221 p.
Isbn
9780333731451
Lccn
98009219
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)38207848
  • (OCoLC)ocm38207848
Label
Sisters in literature : female sexuality in Antigone, Middlemarch, Howards End, and Women in love, Masako Hirai
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 216-219) 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
  • Antigone for George Eliot.
  • Antigone and Eliot for D.H. Lawrence.
  • Antigone and Eliot for E.M. Forster.
  • Reading Antigone from the Sisters' Dialectic
  • 4.
  • Middlemarch: From Heroic Legend to Emotional History.
  • Beginning with Legend: History as Narrowing Path.
  • Juxtaposition: Images and Counter-Images.
  • Dialogue: Passion vs. Common Sense.
  • Disillusionment and Sexual Images.
  • 1.
  • Ending with a Diminished Myth: an Emotive History
  • 5.
  • Howards End: From Letters to a Connecting Vision.
  • Beginning with Letters: History as a Disconnected View.
  • The Dilemma: Freedom and Discontinuity in Social and Sexual Myths.
  • Dialogue: Poetry and Prose
  • Introduction
  • 2.
  • The Common Doom.
  • The Split in the Novelists.
  • Mothering the Artist
  • 3.
  • Reading Antigone.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xii, 221 p.
Isbn
9780333731451
Lccn
98009219
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)38207848
  • (OCoLC)ocm38207848

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