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The Resource Clio, Eros, Thanatos : the 'novela sentimental' in context, Theresa Ann Sears

Clio, Eros, Thanatos : the 'novela sentimental' in context, Theresa Ann Sears

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Clio, Eros, Thanatos : the 'novela sentimental' in context
Title
Clio, Eros, Thanatos
Title remainder
the 'novela sentimental' in context
Statement of responsibility
Theresa Ann Sears
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Clio, Eros, Thanatos argues that the sentimental mode plays itself out along a scale from the chivalric to the pornographic, thereby encompassing amatory narratives both chaste and erotic. The texts studied - Le Chevalier de la Charette, Carcel de amor, Celestina, and La Princesse de Cleves - implicate both private and public realms in an irresistible drive toward an impossible unity, the result of which is usually a form of death. Here, desire is never dealt with on a simple, bodily level, but rather is analyzed according to some ethical, moral, rational, or political criteria, which turns love into an aesthetic - rather than a mimetic - phenomenon. Already in the fifteenth century, the Spanish novela sentimental presents the evidence for the erotic paradox, which dominates the sentimental mode that argues that desire/love is ethically and aesthetically ennobling, and at the same time, morally subversive and destructive."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sears, Theresa Ann
Dewey number
840/.09
Index
index present
LC call number
PN810.L65
LC item number
S43 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Currents in comparative Romance languages and literatures,
Series volume
vol. 98
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Love in literature
  • Courtly love in literature
  • Sentimentalism in literature
  • Romance-language literature
Label
Clio, Eros, Thanatos : the 'novela sentimental' in context, Theresa Ann Sears
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [267]-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
  • Introduction:
  • Painted fire
  • Unsettling the chivalric equation, or The sentimental problems of romance
  • La novela sentimental: "Begotten by despair/upon impossibility"
  • La Princesse de Clèves: love in the conditional perfect
  • Conclusion:
  • Foundations of a negative paradigm
Control code
44613038
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
283 pages
Isbn
9780820449937
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00056762
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Clio, Eros, Thanatos : the 'novela sentimental' in context, Theresa Ann Sears
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [267]-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
  • Introduction:
  • Painted fire
  • Unsettling the chivalric equation, or The sentimental problems of romance
  • La novela sentimental: "Begotten by despair/upon impossibility"
  • La Princesse de Clèves: love in the conditional perfect
  • Conclusion:
  • Foundations of a negative paradigm
Control code
44613038
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
283 pages
Isbn
9780820449937
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00056762
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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