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Death in literature

Author: Outi Hakola; Sari Kivistö
Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Death is an inevitable, yet mysterious event. Fiction is one way to imagine and gain knowledge of death. Death is very useful to literature, as it creates plot twists, suspense, mysteries, and emotional effects in narrations. But more importantly, stories about death seem to have an existential importance to our lives. Stories provide fictional encounters with death and give meaning for both death and life. Thus,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Outi Hakola; Sari Kivistö
ISBN: 9781443859943 144385994X 1443856789 9781443856782
OCLC Number: 879368874
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: TABLE OF CONTENTS; INTRODUCTION; I; WE TELL OURSELVES STORIES; DEATH, TEMPORALITY AND GENDER IN NOVELSBASED ON LIFE STORIES OF MARILYN MONROEAND BILLY TIPTON; BIOFICTION AS 'THANATOGRAPHY'; THE TEXT AS CADAVER; THE PYRAMIDS OF POETSOR ON POETIC (IM)MORTALITY; II; POSTMODERN GHOSTSAND THE POLITICS OF INVISIBLE LIFE; HEMINGWAY'S AGED CHARACTERSAS SYMBOLS OF DEATH; "DAMN DEATH. LONG LIVE LIFE!"DEATH IN ULYSSES; LOVE AND DEATH IN FICINO'S DE AMORE; III; ANIMATED SKELETONS AND OPEN COFFINS; "EVERY DISASTER MADE US WISH FOR MORE"; THE PARADOXICAL FIGURE OF THE FALLING MAN; IV. SELF-KILLING AS A CURE TO DISEASEREPRESENTING LIFE'S END IN DANCING WITHMISTER D; NOT WITH A BANG, NEITHER WITH A WHIMPER; V; DEATH AND IMMORTALITY IN FRED VARGAS'SCRIME FICTION; DEATH IN SUPERHERO COMIC BOOKS; CONTRIBUTORS; INDEX.
Responsibility: edited by Outi Hakola and Sari Kivistö.

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Death is an inevitable, yet mysterious event. Fiction is one way to imagine and gain knowledge of death. Death is very useful to literature, as it creates plot twists, suspense, mysteries, and emotional effects in narrations. But more importantly, stories about death seem to have an existential importance to our lives. Stories provide fictional encounters with death and give meaning for both death and life. Thus, death is more than a physical or psychological experience in literature; it also ...

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