The Mourning Voice

An Essay on Greek Tragedy


Author: Nicole Loraux

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801438301

Category: Drama

Page: 127

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Loraux presents a radical challenge to what has become the dominant view of tragedy in recent years: that tragedy is primarily a civic phenomenon.

The Mourning After

Attending the Wake of Postmodernism


Author: Neil Edward Brooks,Josh Toth

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042021624

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 306

View: 9180

Have we moved beyond postmodernism? Did postmodernism lose its oppositional value when it became a cultural dominant? While focusing on questions such as these, the articles in this collection consider the possibility that the death of a certain version of postmodernism marks a renewed attempt to re-negotiate and perhaps re-embrace many of the cultural, literary and theoretical assumptions that postmodernism seemly denied outright. Including contributions from some of the leading scholars in the field – N. Katherine Hayles, John D. Caputo, Paul Maltby, Jane Flax, among others – this collection ultimately comes together to perform a certain work of mourning. Through their explorations of this current epistemological shift in narrative and theoretical production, these articles work to “get over” postmodernism while simultaneously celebrating a certain postmodern inheritance, an inheritance that can offer us important avenues to understanding and affecting contemporary culture and society.

Anne Carson

Ecstatic Lyre


Author: Joshua M Wilkinson

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472052535

Category: Poetry

Page: 228

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The first book of essays dedicated to the work of noted writer, Anne Carson

Cosmic Pessimism


Author: Eugene Thacker

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 1937561879

Category: Philosophy

Page: 55

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“We’re doomed.” So begins the work of the philosopher whose unabashed and aphoristic indictments of the human condition have been cropping up recently in popular culture. Today we find ourselves in an increasingly inhospitable world that is, at the same time, starkly indifferent to our species-specific hopes, desires, and disappointments. In the Anthropocene, pessimism is felt everywhere but rarely given its proper place. Though pessimism may be, as Eugene Thacker says, the lowest form of philosophy, it may also contain an enigma central to understanding the horizon of the human. Written in a series of fragments, aphorisms, and prose poems, Thacker’s Cosmic Pessimism explores the varieties of pessimism and its often-conflicted relation to philosophy. “Crying, laughing, sleeping—what other responses are adequate to a life that is so indifferent?”

The Returns of Antigone

Interdisciplinary Essays


Author: Tina Chanter,Sean D. Kirkland

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438452934

Category: Drama

Page: 336

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Examines Antigone’s influence on contemporary European, Latin American, and African political activism, arts, and literature. Despite a venerable tradition of thinkers having declared the death of tragedy, Antigone lives on. Disguised in myriad national costumes, invited to a multiplicity of international venues, inspiring any number of political protests, Antigone transmits her energy through the ages and across the continents in an astoundingly diverse set of contexts. She continues to haunt dramatists, artists, performers, and political activists all over the world. This cutting-edge, interdisciplinary collection explores how and why, with essays ranging from philosophical, literary, and political investigations to queer theory, race theory, and artistic appropriations of the play. It also establishes an international scope for its considerations by including assessments of Latin American and African appropriations of the play alongside European receptions of the play.

The mourning bride


Author: William Congreve

Publisher: N.A


Category: English drama

Page: N.A

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The Mourning Sexton

A Novel of Suspense


Author: Michael Baron

Publisher: Doubleday

ISBN: 9780385515191

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 1791

In this deft, multilayered thriller, a disgraced lawyer trying to revive his tattered career stumbles across a hidden case of cold-blooded murder and discovers that he must pursue justice even though doing so might just cost him what little he has left—possibly even his life. Attorney David Hirsch was the managing partner of one of St. Louis’s most prestigious law firms, until he was convicted of embezzlement and sent to the federal penitentiary for seven years. He emerges from prison humbled and genuinely contrite, eager to patch things up with his estranged daughter and to build up a modest legal practice. In forging his life afresh, Hirsch has rediscovered his Judaism and has become part of the daily minyan, the group of ten men necessary to pray together, at the synagogue near his home. When an elderly man in the group asks for his help with a product liability case involving his daughter’s death, Hirsch reluctantly takes it on—only to discover that the seemingly straightforward lawsuit conceals a cold-blooded murder. With the help of Dulcie Lorenz, the altruistic, public-spirited attorney the dead woman worked for, Hirsch pursues the liability case while quietly amassing evidence against the highly placed person he suspects of murder. His attempt to bring his powerful adversary to justice draws Hirsch into a fierce, seesawing battle of wits—and ultimately to an act that expresses the true depth of his atonement. A page-turner in the tradition of Scott Turow, The Mourning Sexton goes beyond the question of “who done it” to explore the more intriguing questions of why the crime was committed and what it reveals about human nature. Set against the richly textured backdrops of St. Louis’s legal establishment and the city’s tight-knit Jewish community, and animated by a vivid cast of characters, it marks the debut of an extraordinary new talent.

I Can Hear the Mourning Dove


Author: James W. Bennett

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497683947

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 198

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An ALA Best Book for Young Adults: A teenage girl fights to overcome depression with help from a rebellious friend Outside her window, Grace hears a dove. The birdsong reminds her that there is a world outside her hospital room, that life is not always as confusing as it seems. It’s a reminder she needs badly, because Grace’s life has gotten pretty scrambled lately. After her father died, her world dissolved into blackness and she tried to find her way out with a razor blade. She survived and was treated with electroshock therapy, which only left her more mixed up than before. Now she is in a kinder place, trying to put herself back together, but aside from the dove outside her window, she cannot be sure what is real. Sometimes Grace hears her father’s voice speaking to her. Sometimes she can’t tell whether she is sleeping or awake. But Grace is a fighter, and with a little help, she will unscramble herself—no matter how long it takes.

The Mourning Dove’S Message

Earth’S Memories Series


Author: Nancy Larsen-Sanders

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781475945874

Category: Fiction

Page: 348

View: 9160

Deborah Jorgenson is just four years old when she witnesses racism for the first time. Unfortunately, the hatred is directed at her. Born to Swedish parents in Minnesota in the early 1900s, Deborah believes her dark hair and skin come from a great-grandmother. When a fellow student bullies her and tells her she is an Indian, Deborah wonders why. Taught by her elderly Hopi Indian mentor to solve all her problems without resorting to violence, the strong-willed Deborah continues to hold her head high throughout her challenging coming-of-age journey. But when she is thirteen, her parents inexplicably turn against her and one another, setting off a chain of events that change the course of Deborahs future forever. She marries her childhood sweetheart Christian Nelson, and they have two sons, Jonathan and David. In 1929, they buy a farm in Northwest Kansasignoring concerns about the future economy and drought. Christian worries about those in their county who believe Deborah to be Indian. Neither can begin to predict the challenges that await them. The Mourning Doves Message shares the unforgettable journey of one womans brave struggle to survive in the face of the chaos and adversity that overshadows 1930s America.

The Last Word

Women, Death, and Divination in Inner Mani


Author: C. Nadia Seremetakis

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226748757

Category: Social Science

Page: 275

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Based on years of fieldwork in both rural and urban Greece, The Last Word explores women's cultural resistance as they weave together diverse social practices: improvised antiphonic laments, divinatory dreaming, the care and tending of olive trees and the dead, and the inscription of emotions and the senses on a landscape of persons, things, and places. These practices compose the empowering poetics of the cultural periphery. C. Nadia Seremetakis liberates the analysis of gender from reductive binary models and pioneers the alternative perspective of self-reflexive "native anthropology" in European ethnography.

A Companion to Sophocles


Author: Kirk Ormand

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444356895

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 640

View: 6858

A Companion to Sophocles presents the first comprehensive collection of essays in decades to address all aspects of the life, works, and critical reception of Sophocles. First collection of its kind to provide introductory essays to the fragments of his lost plays and to the remaining fragments of one satyr-play, the Ichneutae, in addition to each of his extant tragedies Features new essays on Sophoclean drama that go well beyond the current state of scholarship on Sophocles Presents readings that historicize Sophocles in relation to the social, cultural, and intellectual world of fifth century Athens Seeks to place later interpretations and adaptations of Sophocles in their historical context Includes essays dedicated to issues of gender and sexuality; significant moments in the history of interpreting Sophocles; and reception of Sophocles by both ancient and modern playwrights

Early Medieval China

A Sourcebook


Author: Wendy Swartz,Robert Ford Campany,Yang Lu,Jessey Choo

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231531001

Category: History

Page: 832

View: 6107

This innovative sourcebook builds a dynamic understanding of China's early medieval period (220–589) through an original selection and arrangement of literary, historical, religious, and critical texts. A tumultuous and formative era, these centuries saw the longest stretch of political fragmentation in China's imperial history, resulting in new ethnic configurations, the rise of powerful clans, and a pervasive divide between north and south. Deploying thematic categories, the editors sketch the period in a novel way for students and, by featuring many texts translated into English for the first time, recast the era for specialists. Thematic topics include regional definitions and tensions, governing mechanisms and social reality, ideas of self and other, relations with the unseen world, everyday life, and cultural concepts. Within each section, the editors and translators introduce the selected texts and provide critical commentary on their historical significance, along with suggestions for further reading and research.

The Mourning Hours


Author: Paula Treick DeBoard

Publisher: MIRA

ISBN: 0778314979

Category: Fiction

Page: 321

View: 501

Her brother having lived under a cloud of suspicion ever since his high school girlfriend disappeared, Kirsten Hammarstrom and her siblings return home as adults and must finally resolve how the fallout from the tragedy has affected their lives. Original.

The Mythic Voice of Statius

Power and Politics in the Thebaid


Author: William J. Dominik

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004099722

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 198

View: 6724

This critical study of Statius' "Thebaid" focuses on the central theme of power how it is exercised on the supernatural and human levels, the consequences of its pursuit and abuse in terms of the human condition, and the question of its contemporary relevance.



Author: John Hanmer Hanmer (1st baron)

Publisher: N.A


Category: Sonnets, English

Page: 69

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Tragically Speaking

On the Use and Abuse of Theory for Life


Author: Kalliopi Nikolopoulou

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803244878

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 400

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From German idealism onward, Western thinkers have sought to revalue tragedy, invariably converging at one cardinal point: tragic art risks aestheticizing real violence. Tragically Speaking critically examines this revaluation, offering a new understanding of the changing meaning of tragedy in literary and moral discourse. It questions common assumptions about the Greeks’ philosophical relation to the tragic tradition and about the ethical and political ramifications of contemporary theories of tragedy. Starting with the poet Friedrich Hölderlin and continuing to the present, Kalliopi Nikolopoulou traces how tragedy was translated into an idea (“the tragic”) that was then revised further into the “beyond the tragic” of postmetaphysical contemporary thought. While recognizing some of the merits of this revaluation, Tragically Speaking concentrates on the losses implicit in such a turn. It argues that by translating tragedy into an idea, these rereadings effected a problematic subordination of politics to ethics: the drama of human conflict gave way to philosophical reflection, bracketing the world in favor of the idea of the world. Where contemporary thought valorizes absence, passivity, the Other, rhetoric, writing, and textuality, the author argues that their “deconstructed opposites” (presence, will, the self, truth, speech, and action, all of which are central to tragedy) are equally necessary for any meaningful discussion of ethics and politics.

Mourning Films

A Critical Study of Loss and Grieving in Cinema


Author: Richard Armstrong

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786493143

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 220

View: 3166

The first in-depth study of its subject, this book seeks to account for a type of modernist film that revolves around bereavement. Identifying the roots of the genre in classical melodrama and horror cinema, and tracing perennial themes and aesthetic devices through to the European and American “intellectual melodramas” of the postwar decades, the book provides a taxonomy of characteristics. In the course of detailed case studies, the book deploys the film theory of Gilles Deleuze and Daniel Frampton while making use of Freudian psychoanalysis and present-day grief counseling theory. In making its case for the new genre, the book reflects upon the ways in which the very notion of genre has, in the post-classical period, responded to changing exhibition patterns, the rise of domestic spectatorship and the proliferation of Web-based film literature.