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The Resource Bearing the dead : the British culture of mourning from the enlightenment to Victoria, Esther Schor

Bearing the dead : the British culture of mourning from the enlightenment to Victoria, Esther Schor

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Bearing the dead : the British culture of mourning from the enlightenment to Victoria
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Bearing the dead
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the British culture of mourning from the enlightenment to Victoria
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Esther Schor
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eng
Summary
  • Esther Schor tells us about the persistence of the dead, about why they still matter long after we emerge from grief and accept our loss. Mourning as a cultural phenomenon has become opaque to us in the twentieth century, Schor argues. This book is an effort to recover the culture of mourning that thrived in English society from the Enlightenment through the Romantic Age, and to recapture its meaning. Mourning appears here as the social diffusion of grief through sympathy, as a force that constitutes communities and helps us to conceptualize history
  • In the textual and social practices of the British Enlightenment and its early nineteenth-century heirs, Schor uncovers the ways in which mourning mediated between received ideas of virtue, both classical and Christian, and a burgeoning, property-based commercial society. The circulation of sympathies maps the means by which both valued things and values themselves are distributed within a culture. Delving into philosophy, politics, economics, and social history as well as literary texts, Schor traces a shift in the British discourse of mourning in the wake of the French Revolution: What begins as a way to effect a moral consensus in society turns into a means of conceiving and bringing forth history. Culminating in a comparison between Victorian and Enlightenment cultures of mourning, her book provides powerful evidence that even as we give life to the dead, the dead shape the lives we are able to live
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Schor, Esther H
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non fiction
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bibliography
Series statement
Literature in history
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  • English literature
  • Mourning customs
  • English literature
  • Mourning customs
  • Literature and history
  • Mourning customs in literature
  • Grief in literature
  • Death in literature
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Bearing the dead : the British culture of mourning from the enlightenment to Victoria, Esther Schor
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [241]-279) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I.A Century of Tears. 1. Elegia and the Enlightenment. 2. Written Wailings. 3. Burke, Paine, Wordsworth, and the Politics of Sympathy -- pt. II. Authentic Epitaphs. 4. "The Impotence of Grief": Wordsworth's Genealogies of Morals. 5. "This Pregnant Spot of Ground": Bearing the Dead in The Excursion. 6. A Nation's Sorrows, a People's Tears: The Politics of Mourning Princess Charlotte
Control code
30110911
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 290 pages
Isbn
9780691033969
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1624899
Label
Bearing the dead : the British culture of mourning from the enlightenment to Victoria, Esther Schor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [241]-279) 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
pt. I.A Century of Tears. 1. Elegia and the Enlightenment. 2. Written Wailings. 3. Burke, Paine, Wordsworth, and the Politics of Sympathy -- pt. II. Authentic Epitaphs. 4. "The Impotence of Grief": Wordsworth's Genealogies of Morals. 5. "This Pregnant Spot of Ground": Bearing the Dead in The Excursion. 6. A Nation's Sorrows, a People's Tears: The Politics of Mourning Princess Charlotte
Control code
30110911
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 290 pages
Isbn
9780691033969
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1624899

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