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The Resource Kleist's female leading characters and the subversion of idealist discourse, Grant Profant McAllister, Jr

Kleist's female leading characters and the subversion of idealist discourse, Grant Profant McAllister, Jr

Label
Kleist's female leading characters and the subversion of idealist discourse
Title
Kleist's female leading characters and the subversion of idealist discourse
Statement of responsibility
Grant Profant McAllister, Jr
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Heinrich von Kleist's problematic relationship with the philosophy and the aesthetics of idealism informs his parodic, rebellious, and destructive oeuvre. This book focuses on this relationship and examines Kleist's female leading characters and their role as amorphous ciphers for his own subversive aesthetic theory. Through parody these characters call into question idealist philosophy regarding truth, knowledge, and gender, and offer a theory of aesthetic representation that replaces traditional binary oppositions with pluralities and nonclosure. Nietzsche may have opened the door to post-modernism; however, Kleist unlocked it with four cunning female voices
  • This is the first book in Kleist scholarship to focus solely on Kleist's female leading figures and their symbolic role as both character and literary theory - a theory anticipating Derridean deconstruction."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McAllister, Grant P.
Dewey number
838/.609
Index
index present
LC call number
PT2379.Z5
LC item number
M368 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies on themes and motifs in literature
Series volume
v. 75
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women in literature
  • Kleist, Heinrich von
Label
Kleist's female leading characters and the subversion of idealist discourse, Grant Profant McAllister, Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [195]-199) 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
Das Bettelweib von Locarno: an audible poetics of negative darstellung -- Die marquise von O ... :truth, lies, and representation -- Das kathchen von heilbronn: artificial appropriations of gender -- Penthesilea: inscribing the body with self-definition
Control code
56194710
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 210 pages
Isbn
9780820474861
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004018812
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Kleist's female leading characters and the subversion of idealist discourse, Grant Profant McAllister, Jr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [195]-199) 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
Das Bettelweib von Locarno: an audible poetics of negative darstellung -- Die marquise von O ... :truth, lies, and representation -- Das kathchen von heilbronn: artificial appropriations of gender -- Penthesilea: inscribing the body with self-definition
Control code
56194710
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 210 pages
Isbn
9780820474861
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004018812
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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