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The Resource Ashes to ashes : mourning and social difference in F. Scott Fitzgerald's fiction, Jonathan Schiff

Ashes to ashes : mourning and social difference in F. Scott Fitzgerald's fiction, Jonathan Schiff

Label
Ashes to ashes : mourning and social difference in F. Scott Fitzgerald's fiction
Title
Ashes to ashes
Title remainder
mourning and social difference in F. Scott Fitzgerald's fiction
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Schiff
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Just months before F. Scott Fitzgerald's birth, his two elder sisters died. Though as an adult, Fitzgerald sensed that his sisters' deaths contributed somehow to his career as a writer, previous biographers and critics have not explored at length why he felt this way. Drawing upon archival material, Jonathan Schiff finds that in doting upon their son as a replacement for their daughters, Fitzgerald's parents unsuccessfully warded off their desire to grieve. Fitzgerald, in turn, wavered throughout his life between a desire to serve as familial rescuer and a resistance to that role. Such circumstances encouraged his inclination toward depression and self-destructiveness, though they also fostered his exuberant efforts to transgress normative gender roles and accept the culturally unmanly role of empathizing with others' grief." "Ashes to Ashes will appeal to a wide variety of readers. Those unfamiliar with psychoanalysis will especially appreciate the author's avoidance of jargon, while psychoanalytic experts will be interested in his use of both traditional and contemporary psychoanalytic literature."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schiff, Jonathan
Dewey number
813/.52
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3511.I9
LC item number
Z837 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Difference (Psychology) in literature
  • Mourning customs in literature
  • Social classes in literature
  • Psychological fiction, American
  • Fitzgerald, F. Scott
  • Fitzgerald, F. Scott
Label
Ashes to ashes : mourning and social difference in F. Scott Fitzgerald's fiction, Jonathan Schiff
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-172) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. "Edge of a Precipice": Fitzgerald as a Changeling for the Dead -- 2. The Short Stories: Mourning Becomes Electra? -- 3. Repressed Grief and Victorian Progress in This Side of Paradise -- 4. The Beautiful and Damned and Feminine Occultism: Fitzgerald's Attraction-Repulsion to Mourning -- 5. Displaced Grief and Otherness in The Great Gatsby -- 6. "The Last Hope of a Decaying Clan": A Case of Male Hysteria in Tender Is the Night -- 7. The Last Tycoon: Art as Collaborative Healing
Control code
44516743
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
175 pages
Isbn
9781575910468
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00057334
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Ashes to ashes : mourning and social difference in F. Scott Fitzgerald's fiction, Jonathan Schiff
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-172) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. "Edge of a Precipice": Fitzgerald as a Changeling for the Dead -- 2. The Short Stories: Mourning Becomes Electra? -- 3. Repressed Grief and Victorian Progress in This Side of Paradise -- 4. The Beautiful and Damned and Feminine Occultism: Fitzgerald's Attraction-Repulsion to Mourning -- 5. Displaced Grief and Otherness in The Great Gatsby -- 6. "The Last Hope of a Decaying Clan": A Case of Male Hysteria in Tender Is the Night -- 7. The Last Tycoon: Art as Collaborative Healing
Control code
44516743
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
175 pages
Isbn
9781575910468
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00057334
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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