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The Resource Birth marks : the tragedy of primogeniture in Pierre Corneille, Thomas Corneille, and Jean Racine, Richard E. Goodkin

Birth marks : the tragedy of primogeniture in Pierre Corneille, Thomas Corneille, and Jean Racine, Richard E. Goodkin

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Birth marks : the tragedy of primogeniture in Pierre Corneille, Thomas Corneille, and Jean Racine
Title
Birth marks
Title remainder
the tragedy of primogeniture in Pierre Corneille, Thomas Corneille, and Jean Racine
Statement of responsibility
Richard E. Goodkin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Birth Marks reexamines the body of French classical tragedy from the perspective of recent theories about the sibling bond and, in particular, birth order. Through a study of the evolution of inheritance issues in seventeen tragedies written over half a century by the Corneille brothers, Pierre and Thomas, and by Jean Racine, the book questions the pervasive assumption that classical tragedy, a form written for the aristocracy, is informed exclusively by an aristocratic ethic." "Instead, a fresh reading of both canonical and noncanonical texts demonstrates that even the most formal body of literature produced by French classical writers expresses a conflict between a declining aristocratic hierarchy based on inherited privilege and a rising capitalistic ethic that favors competition and enterprise."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Goodkin, Richard E
Dewey number
842/.051209
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ563
LC item number
.G66 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
New cultural studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • French drama
  • Primogeniture in literature
  • French drama (Tragedy)
  • Corneille, Pierre
  • Corneille, Thomas
  • Racine, Jean
Label
Birth marks : the tragedy of primogeniture in Pierre Corneille, Thomas Corneille, and Jean Racine, Richard E. Goodkin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [271]-276) 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
  • A Sibling Rivalry over Sibling Rivalry: Pierre Corneille's Rodogunc and Thomas Corneille's Persec et Demetrius
  • The Brother as Father, the Father as Brother: Pierre Corneille's Nicomede and Thomas Corneille's La Mort d'Annibal
  • Degenerating Inheritance: Timocrate, Oedipc, and La Thebaide
  • The Second Generation
  • The Younger Brother Comes into His Own: Britannicus, Bajazet, and Mithridate
  • An Older Brother's Loss: Pierre Corneille's Tite et Berenice and Racine's Berenice
  • A Tale of Two Sisters: Thomas Corneille's Ariane and Racine's Phedre
  • The Tragedy of Primogeniture
  • Primogeniture and Its Discontents in Early Modern France
  • Psychological Primogeniture
  • The First Generation
  • Medee: The Robe Is Mightier than the Sword, or The Clothier's Revenge
  • Horacc, or How to Kill Friends and Influence People
  • The End of an Era, or The Death of Pomp(ey)
  • Between the Generations
Control code
43569518
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 281 pages
Isbn
9780812235500
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00023390
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Birth marks : the tragedy of primogeniture in Pierre Corneille, Thomas Corneille, and Jean Racine, Richard E. Goodkin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [271]-276) 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
  • A Sibling Rivalry over Sibling Rivalry: Pierre Corneille's Rodogunc and Thomas Corneille's Persec et Demetrius
  • The Brother as Father, the Father as Brother: Pierre Corneille's Nicomede and Thomas Corneille's La Mort d'Annibal
  • Degenerating Inheritance: Timocrate, Oedipc, and La Thebaide
  • The Second Generation
  • The Younger Brother Comes into His Own: Britannicus, Bajazet, and Mithridate
  • An Older Brother's Loss: Pierre Corneille's Tite et Berenice and Racine's Berenice
  • A Tale of Two Sisters: Thomas Corneille's Ariane and Racine's Phedre
  • The Tragedy of Primogeniture
  • Primogeniture and Its Discontents in Early Modern France
  • Psychological Primogeniture
  • The First Generation
  • Medee: The Robe Is Mightier than the Sword, or The Clothier's Revenge
  • Horacc, or How to Kill Friends and Influence People
  • The End of an Era, or The Death of Pomp(ey)
  • Between the Generations
Control code
43569518
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 281 pages
Isbn
9780812235500
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00023390
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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