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Women and death : linkages in western thought and literature

Author: Beth Ann Bassein
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1984.
Series: Contributions in women's studies, no. 44.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Bassein examines the pervasive linkage between women's sexuality and death in Western thought and literature and concludes that there is no reasonable basis for much of it.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bassein, Beth Ann.
Women and death.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1984
(OCoLC)651862739
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Beth Ann Bassein
ISBN: 031323924X 9780313239243
OCLC Number: 9557826
Description: xii, 236 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Language as diminisher and destroyer --
Christianity as facilitator --
Women as Memento Mori --
Poe's most poetic subject --
Adultery and death: Clarissa, Emma, Maggie, Anna, Tess, Edna --
The death aura perpetuated in modern poetry --
Twentieth-century fiction: D.H. Lawrence, Doris Lessing, Margaret Drabble, E.L. Doctorow, Joseph Heller --
Topographical and astronomical images in Adrienne Rich's poetry.
Series Title: Contributions in women's studies, no. 44.
Responsibility: Beth Ann Bassein.
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