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The undergrounds of the Phantom of the opera : sublimation and the Gothic in Leroux's novel and its progeny

Author: Jerrold E Hogle
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This comprehensive analytical study of The Phantom of the Opera proposes answers to the question, "why do we keep needing this story told and retold in the Western world?" by revealing the history of deep cultural tensions that underlie the novel and each of its major adaptations. Using extensive historical and textual evidence and drawing on perspectives from several theories of cultural studies, this book argues
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Named Person: Gaston Leroux; Gaston (Schriftsteller) Leroux; Andrew Lloyd Webber; Gaston Leroux; Gaston Leroux; Gaston Leroux
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jerrold E Hogle
ISBN: 0312293461 9780312293468
OCLC Number: 47922883
Description: xiii, 262 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The Novel: Leroux's Distinctive Choices and Their Wider Contexts --
The Original Fantome's Mysteries: An Introduction --
The Psychoanalytic Veneer in the Novel: Le Fantome's "Unconscious Depths" and their Social Foundations --
Leroux's Sublimations of Cultural Politics: From Degeneration and the Suppression of Carnival to the Abjection of Mixed "Otherness" --
The Ghost of the Counterfeit: Leroux's Fantome and the Cultural Work of the Gothic --
The Major Adaptations: Neo-Gothic Sublimations of Changing Cultural Fears --
Universal's Silent Film: The Recast Scapegoat, the Quest for the Widest Audience, and the Management of Labor --
The 1943 Remake: Recombining Film Styles, Struggling with Psychoanalysis, and Sanitizing World War II --
The Culture of Adolescence: The Lloyd Webber Musical and the Adaptations that Paved the Way, 1962-1986 --
Different Phantoms for Different Problems: Some Adaptations Since the Musical --
The Phantom's Lasting Significance: An Assessment of Its Cultural Functions.
Responsibility: Jerrold E. Hogle.
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