Creaturely love : how desire makes us more and less than human (Book, 2017) [WorldCat.org]
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Creaturely love : how desire makes us more and less than human

Author: Dominic Pettman
Publisher: Minneapolis, MN : University of Minnesota press. C 2017
Series: Posthumanities, 42.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A fascinating look at the role of animals in human love through the ages

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dominic Pettman
ISBN: 9781517901202 1517901200 9781517901219 1517901219
OCLC Number: 1015889194
Description: 1 v. (XI-164 p.) : couv. illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: ContentsPrefaceIntroduction: On the Stupidity of Oysters1. Divining Creaturely Love2. Horsing Around: The Marriage Blanc of Nietzsche, Andreas-Salome, and Ree3. Groping for an Opening: Rilke between Animal and Angel4. Electric Caresses: Rilke, Balthus, and Mitsou5. Between Perfection and Temptation: Musil, Claudine, and Veronica6. The Biological Travesty7. "The Creature Whom We Love": Proust and Jealousy8. The Love Tone: Capture and Captivation9. "The Soft Word That Comes Deceiving": Fournival's Bestiary of Love10. The Cuckold and the Cockatrice: Fourier and Hazlitt11. The Animal Bride and Horny Toads12. Unsettled Being: Ovid's Metamorphoses13. Fickle Metaphysics14. Nymphomania and Faunication15. Senseless Arabesques: Wendy and Lucy16. The Goat in the Machine (A Reprise)Conclusion: On Cetaceous MaidensEpilogue: Animal Magnetism and Alternative Currents (or Tesla and the White Dove)AcknowledgmentsNotesBibliographyIndex
Series Title: Posthumanities, 42.
Responsibility: Dominic Pettman.

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