The feminization of Dr. Faustus : female identity quests from Stendhal to Morgner (Book, 1993) []
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The feminization of Dr. Faustus : female identity quests from Stendhal to Morgner

The feminization of Dr. Faustus : female identity quests from Stendhal to Morgner

Author: Helga Druxes
Publisher: University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, ©1993.
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While the decline of the male hero in nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature is usually studied in isolation, Druxes uses a major manifestation of this phenomenon - the failing power of the Faust myth - as an interpretive lens through which to illuminate the corresponding rise in the viability of female Faustian heroes or would-be heroes. Her study of the female Faust figure in the realist novels of Stendhal,

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Faust; Faust; Faust; Johannes Faust; Johannes Faust; Faust
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Helga Druxes
ISBN: 0271007591 9780271007595
OCLC Number: 22734175
Description: 148 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : Faustian desire feminized : the need for social regeneration and the crisis of artistic production --
The education of a Faustian heroine : Stendhal's Lamiel --
The failed education of a Faustian hero : Keller's Grüne Heinrich --
Faustian desire and the play of difference : Gautier's Mademoiselle de Maupin --
The Faustian quest internalized : James's Portrait of a lady --
Salvaging Faust for socialism : Morgner's Trobadora Beatriz and Amanda.
Responsibility: Helga Druxes.
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This volume is an analysis of the development of female heroic subjectivity in relation to an essentially male quest for individuation, the Romantic myth of Faust. It examines the female Faust figure  Read more...


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