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The Resource Relics of Death in Victorian Literature and Culture, Deborah Lutz

Relics of Death in Victorian Literature and Culture, Deborah Lutz

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Relics of Death in Victorian Literature and Culture
Title
Relics of Death in Victorian Literature and Culture
Statement of responsibility
Deborah Lutz
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Language
eng
Summary
"Nineteenth-century Britons treasured objects of daily life that had once belonged to their dead. The love of these keepsakes, which included hair, teeth, and other remains, speaks of an intimacy with the body and death, a way of understanding absence through its materials, which is less widely felt today. Deborah Lutz analyzes relic culture as an affirmation that objects held memories and told stories. These practices show a belief in keeping death vitally intertwined with life - not as memento mori but rather as respecting the singularity of unique beings. In a consumer culture in full swing by the 1850s, keepsakes of loved ones stood out as non-reproducible, authentic things whose value was purely personal. Through close reading of the works of Charles Dickens, Emily Bronte, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Thomas Hardy, and others, this study illuminates the treasuring of objects that had belonged to or touched the dead"--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lutz, Deborah
Dewey number
820.9/3548
Index
index present
LC call number
PR468.D42
LC item number
L88 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture
Series volume
96
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • Death in literature
  • Relics in literature
  • Literature and society
  • English literature
  • Death in literature
  • Relics in literature
  • Literature and society
  • English literature
  • Death in literature
  • Relics in literature
  • Literature and society
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Label
Relics of Death in Victorian Literature and Culture, Deborah Lutz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: lyrical matter -- Infinite materiality: Keats, D. G. Rossetti and the Romantics -- The miracle of ordinary things: Bronte and Wuthering Heights -- The many faces of death masks: Dickens and Great Expectations -- The elegy as shrine: Tennyson and 'In Memoriam' -- Hair jewelry as congealed time: Hardy and Far from the Madding Crowd
Control code
887606165
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 244 pages
Isbn
9781107077447
Lccn
2014032221
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)887606165
Label
Relics of Death in Victorian Literature and Culture, Deborah Lutz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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: lyrical matter -- Infinite materiality: Keats, D. G. Rossetti and the Romantics -- The miracle of ordinary things: Bronte and Wuthering Heights -- The many faces of death masks: Dickens and Great Expectations -- The elegy as shrine: Tennyson and 'In Memoriam' -- Hair jewelry as congealed time: Hardy and Far from the Madding Crowd
Control code
887606165
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 244 pages
Isbn
9781107077447
Lccn
2014032221
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)887606165

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