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Signifying loss : toward a poetics of narrative mourning

Author: Nouri Gana
Publisher: Lewisburg [Pa.] : Bucknell University Press ; Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Pub., ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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By remapping the configurations of mourning across modernist, postmodernist, and postcolonial literatures, psychoanalysis and deconstruction, Signifying Loss studies not only how loss is signified,  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: Nouri Gana
ISBN: 9781611480351 1611480353
OCLC Number: 752619566
Description: 1 online resource (227 pages)
Contents: Thresholds of mourning: Freud and after --
Horizons of desire, horizons of mourning: Joyce's Dubliners --
The vicissitudes of melancholia in Freud and Joyce --
Kincaid's claim: the poetics and politics of melancholia --
The ineluctable modality of "posthumous infidelity": the ethics of mourning in Kincaid, Derrida, and Ben Jelloun --
Formless form: Elias Khoury's City gates and the poetics of trauma --
Coda: the politics of mourning.
Responsibility: Nouri Gana.

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Gana masterfully orchestrates his many theoretical sources, keeping them subordinate to his own consistently original argument. His conceptual inventiveness is remarkable, yet-what a rarity!-his Read more...

 
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