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Lost bodies : inhabiting the borders of life and death

Author: Laura E Tanner
Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 2006.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Laura E Tanner
ISBN: 0801444225 0801473136 9780801444227 9780801473135
OCLC Number: 62593519
Description: xiii, 264 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The dying body --
1. Terminal illness and the gaze --
Shifting the gaze --
The death-watch in Sharon Olds's The father --
Sympathetic seeing --
2. Haunted images --
Seeing AIDS --
Billy Howard's epitaphs for the living --
Nicholas Nixon's people with AIDS --
3. The body in the waiting room --
"Empty" spaces --
Johnnies and handbags --
Literary representations of the medical waiting room --
pt. 2. The body of grief --
4. The contours of grief and the limits of the image --
Hands --
Unraveling the chiasm --
Images of grief in Marilynne Robinson's Housekeeping --
Camera Lucida and the body of the photograph --
Disembodied spaces in the images of Shellburne Thurber --
Remembering the body --
5. Teaching the body to talk --
The language of grief --
Words and flesh in Carolyn Parkhurst's The dogs of Babel --
The ghost of the body in Don DeLillo's The body artist --
6. Objects of grief --
The object embrace --
A sensory semiotics --
Bodies and objects in Mark Doty's "The wings" --
The AIDS memorial quilt --
Postscript : laying the body to rest --
Bringing the dead to life in popular culture --
September 11 and beyond.
Responsibility: Laura E. Tanner.
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