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The Resource Ritual unbound : reading sacrifice in modernist fiction, Thomas J. Cousineau

Ritual unbound : reading sacrifice in modernist fiction, Thomas J. Cousineau

Label
Ritual unbound : reading sacrifice in modernist fiction
Title
Ritual unbound
Title remainder
reading sacrifice in modernist fiction
Statement of responsibility
Thomas J. Cousineau
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This study explores the vestiges of primitive sacrificial rituals that emerge in a group of canonical modernist novels. It argues that these novels reenact a process that achieved its seminal expression in the Genesis story of "The Binding of Isaac," in which Abraham, prevented from sacrificing Isaac, offers up a ram in his place. Abraham's gesture breaks with the archaic practice of human sacrifice but implies the necessity of finding a substitute victim."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cousineau, Thomas
Dewey number
823/.912093552
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PR888.S32
LC item number
C68 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Scapegoat in literature
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Rites and ceremonies in literature
  • Sacrifice in literature
  • English fiction
  • Fitzgerald, F. Scott
  • Woolf, Virginia
  • Conrad, Joseph
  • James, Henry
  • Ford, Ford Madox
Label
Ritual unbound : reading sacrifice in modernist fiction, Thomas J. Cousineau
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-183) 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: from ritual to modernism -- Occulted rivalry in The turn of the screw -- Heart of darkness: the outsider demystified -- Borrowed desire in The good soldier -- The great Gatsby: romance or Holocaust? -- Ending rituals in To the lighthouse
Control code
53330780
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
187 pages
Isbn
9780874138511
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003023516
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Ritual unbound : reading sacrifice in modernist fiction, Thomas J. Cousineau
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-183) 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: from ritual to modernism -- Occulted rivalry in The turn of the screw -- Heart of darkness: the outsider demystified -- Borrowed desire in The good soldier -- The great Gatsby: romance or Holocaust? -- Ending rituals in To the lighthouse
Control code
53330780
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
187 pages
Isbn
9780874138511
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003023516
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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