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The Resource Acting beautifully : Henry James and the ethical aesthetic, Sigi Jottkandt

Acting beautifully : Henry James and the ethical aesthetic, Sigi Jottkandt

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Acting beautifully : Henry James and the ethical aesthetic
Title
Acting beautifully
Title remainder
Henry James and the ethical aesthetic
Statement of responsibility
Sigi Jottkandt
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"What is the matter with the women in Henry James? In The Portrait of a Lady, The Wings of the Dove, and his short story "The Altar of the Dead," one woman returns to a monster of a husband, another dies rather than confront the truth of her lover's engagement, while yet another stakes her all on having a candle lit for a dead lover, only to promptly reject it. Exploring these strange choices, Sigi Jottkandt argues that the singularity of these acts lies in their ethical nature, and that the ethical principle involved cannot be divorced from the question of aesthetics. She combines close readings of James with suggestive tours through Kantian aesthetics and set theory to uncover the aesthetic underpinning of the Lacanian ethical act, which has been largely overlooked in the current drive to discover a Cartesian origin for the subject as the subject of science."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jottkandt, Sigi
Dewey number
813/.4
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS2124
LC item number
.J87 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
SUNY series in psychoanalysis and culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • James, Henry
  • James, Henry
  • James, Henry
  • Didactic fiction, American
  • Conduct of life in literature
  • Ethics in literature
  • James, Henry
  • James, Henry
  • Andrae, A
  • James, Henry
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Aesthetics
  • Conduct of life in literature
  • Didactic fiction, American
  • Ethics
  • Ethics in literature
  • Ethik
  • Ästhetik
  • Roman
Label
Acting beautifully : Henry James and the ethical aesthetic, Sigi Jottkandt
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-171) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Portrait of an act: representation and ethics in The Portrait of a Lady -- "A poor girl with her rent to pay": The Wings of the Dove -- Lighting a candle to infinity: "The Altar of the Dead."
Control code
63168679
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 177 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781423747833
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)63168679
Label
Acting beautifully : Henry James and the ethical aesthetic, Sigi Jottkandt
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-171) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Portrait of an act: representation and ethics in The Portrait of a Lady -- "A poor girl with her rent to pay": The Wings of the Dove -- Lighting a candle to infinity: "The Altar of the Dead."
Control code
63168679
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 177 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781423747833
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)63168679

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