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The Resource Scarlet letters : fictions of adultery from antiquity to the 1990's, [edited by] Nicholas White and Naomi Segal

Scarlet letters : fictions of adultery from antiquity to the 1990's, [edited by] Nicholas White and Naomi Segal

Label
Scarlet letters : fictions of adultery from antiquity to the 1990's
Title
Scarlet letters
Title remainder
fictions of adultery from antiquity to the 1990's
Statement of responsibility
[edited by] Nicholas White and Naomi Segal
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Taking as its starting-point Denis de Rougemont's famous observation that 'Happy love has no story', Scarlet Letters explores the fascination exerted by the adultery motif throughout the long history of western cultures. Critics from the UK, USA and Australia, working in a variety of specialisms, have contributed to this substantial new collection which offers a number of close readings of key texts as well as wider contextualisations of this obsessive concern with the narrative potential of triangular patterns
  • In addition to focusing on the bourgeois nineteenth century as the high age of representations of adultery, the book offers historicist and psychoanalytic analyses of texts which range in geographical terms from Tolstoy to Hitchcock and in historical terms from the Amphitryon myth to contemporary films such as Fatal Attraction and The Piano
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
809.3/9353
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN3352.A38
LC item number
S29 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • White, Nicholas
  • Segal, Naomi
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Adultery in literature
  • Fiction
Label
Scarlet letters : fictions of adultery from antiquity to the 1990's, [edited by] Nicholas White and Naomi Segal
Instantiates
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
The heirs of Amphitryon: social fathers and natural fathers / Marie Maclean -- Adultery and killing in La Mort le roi Artu / Sarah Kay -- Adultery on trial: Martin Guerre and his wife, from judge's tale to the screen / Elizabeth Guild -- Notorious women: marriage and the novel in crisis in France 1690-1710 / Joan Dejean -- 'Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery': adultery in Jane Austen / Claire Lamont -- Legitimation and irony in Tolstoy and Fontane / Felicia Gordon -- Adultery and the exchange economy / Jo Labanyi -- The adulteress's children / Naomi Segal -- Carnal knowledge in French naturalist fiction / Nicholas White -- Patriarchal ideology and French fictions of adultery 1830-57 / D.A. Williams -- No fairy-tale: the story of marriage in Trollope's He knew he was right / Mary Hamer -- Machado de Assis and the beloved reader: squatters in the text / Maria Manuel Lisboa -- The need for zeal and the dangers of jealousy: identity and legitimacy in La Regenta / Alison Sinclair -- No second chances: fiction and adultery in Vertigo / Michael Wood -- The fatal attraction of The piano / Naomi Segal -- Dissolving adultery: domesticity and obscenity in The game / Jonathan Smith
Control code
36024089
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 232 pages
Isbn
9780312173074
Lccn
96051669
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Scarlet letters : fictions of adultery from antiquity to the 1990's, [edited by] Nicholas White and Naomi Segal
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
The heirs of Amphitryon: social fathers and natural fathers / Marie Maclean -- Adultery and killing in La Mort le roi Artu / Sarah Kay -- Adultery on trial: Martin Guerre and his wife, from judge's tale to the screen / Elizabeth Guild -- Notorious women: marriage and the novel in crisis in France 1690-1710 / Joan Dejean -- 'Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery': adultery in Jane Austen / Claire Lamont -- Legitimation and irony in Tolstoy and Fontane / Felicia Gordon -- Adultery and the exchange economy / Jo Labanyi -- The adulteress's children / Naomi Segal -- Carnal knowledge in French naturalist fiction / Nicholas White -- Patriarchal ideology and French fictions of adultery 1830-57 / D.A. Williams -- No fairy-tale: the story of marriage in Trollope's He knew he was right / Mary Hamer -- Machado de Assis and the beloved reader: squatters in the text / Maria Manuel Lisboa -- The need for zeal and the dangers of jealousy: identity and legitimacy in La Regenta / Alison Sinclair -- No second chances: fiction and adultery in Vertigo / Michael Wood -- The fatal attraction of The piano / Naomi Segal -- Dissolving adultery: domesticity and obscenity in The game / Jonathan Smith
Control code
36024089
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 232 pages
Isbn
9780312173074
Lccn
96051669
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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