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Rudyard Kipling's fiction : mapping psychic spaces

Author: Lizzy Welby
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2015] ©2015
Series: Edinburgh critical studies in Victorian culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study provides an entirely new reading of Kipling's fiction using the feminist psychoanalytic methodology of Julia Kristeva and Hélène Cixous, focusing particularly on ideas of the abjected maternal feminine. It examines Kipling's ambivalent relationship to the India of his childhood and the 'loss' of his mother figures. In doing so, it peels back the layers of masculine bravado that continues to characterize  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Rudyard Kipling; Rudyard Kipling; Rudyard Kipling
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lizzy Welby
ISBN: 9780748698554 0748698558
OCLC Number: 893897375
Description: vii, 246 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Two separate sides to his head --
Kipling's ambivalent India --
Paradise lost: Kipling's Southsea years --
Mastering the law-of-the-Father in the Jungle Book and Stalky & Co. --
Empire of contradictions: desire for the impossible Mother India in Kim --
The 'Sorrowful state of manhood': Kipling's adults in India --
The ascent from the abyss: Dedication to duty in The Day's Work --
Conclusion: This other Eden --
Puck of Pook's Hill, Rewards and Fairies.
Series Title: Edinburgh critical studies in Victorian culture.
Responsibility: Lizzy Welby.
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Provides an reading of Kipling's fiction using the feminist psychoanalytic methodology of Julia Kristeva and Helene Cixous, focusing particularly on ideas of the abjected maternal feminine. This book  Read more...

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