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Tragic passages : Jean Racine's art of the threshold

Author: Roland Racevskis
Publisher: Lewisburg : Bucknell University Press, ©2008.
Series: Bucknell studies in eighteenth-century literature and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Tragic Passages presents a new, theoretically informed reading of Racine's nine secular tragedies, from La Thebaide (1664) to Phedre (1677). This detailed study focuses on literary and theatrical constructions of space, time, and identity. Roland Racevskis argues that Racine places his characters in a position of limbo, between the self and the other, between what is onstage and what is offstage, between life and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Tragedies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Racevskis, Roland, 1971-
Tragic passages.
Lewisburg : Bucknell University Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)608347578
Named Person: Jean Racine; Jean Racine; Jean Racine; Jean Racine; Jean Racine; Jean Racine
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Roland Racevskis
ISBN: 9780838756843 0838756840
OCLC Number: 123955159
Description: 221 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: La Thébaïde : from the thresholds of power to the limits of identity --
Alexandre le Grand, or, The ends of the earth --
Generational transition in Andromaque --
Life in an antechamber : time, space, and power in Britannicus --
The tragic time of self in Bérénice --
Bajazet, or, The dagger of Damocles --
Not going out to meet destiny in Mithridate --
Subjective dispersion in Iphigénie, or, The unbearable fullness of being --
Phèdre : leaving the shores of self.
Series Title: Bucknell studies in eighteenth-century literature and culture.
Responsibility: Roland Racevskis.
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Presents a theoretically informed reading of Racine's nine secular tragedies, from "La Thebaide" (1664) to "Phedre" (1677). This study focuses on literary/theatrical constructions of space, time, and  Read more...

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