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

Author: Masako Hirai
Publisher: Basingstoke [England] : Macmillan Press ; New York : St. Martin's Press, 1998.
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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'.
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Named Person: D H Lawrence; E M Forster; George Eliot; Antigone, (Mythological character); Sophocles.; D H Lawrence; E M Forster; George Eliot; Sophocle.; David Herbert (1885-1930) Lawrence; Edward Morgan (1879-1970) Forster; George (1819-1880) Eliot; Sophocle (0496?-0406 av. J.-C.).; Edward M Forster; David H Lawrence; Sophocles.; George Eliot
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Masako Hirai
ISBN: 0312214219 9780312214210 033373145X 9780333731451
OCLC Number: 38207848
Description: xii, 221 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. The Common Doom. The Split in the Novelists. Mothering the Artist --
3. Reading Antigone. 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. 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.
Responsibility: Masako Hirai.
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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.

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