Death, Desire, and Loss in Western Culture
Psychology Press, 1998 - 384 pages
Death, Desire and Loss in Western Culture is a rich testament to our ubiquitous preoccupation with the tangled web of death and desire. In these pages we find nuanced analysis that blends Plato with Shelley, Hölderlin with Foucault. Dollimore, a gifted thinker, is not content to summarize these texts from afar; instead, he weaves a thread through each to tell the magnificent story of the making of the modern individual.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
THE ANCIENT WORLD
Christianity Gnosticism and Buddhism
Deaths Incessant Motion
Death and Identity
Life as a Detour to Death
Nietzsche against Schopenhauer
D H Lawrence
Promiscuity and Death
The Wonder of the Pleasure
Other editions - View all
aesthetic already annihilation beauty becomes body called Chapter Christian civilization complete condition connection consciousness continues culture darkness dead death drive degeneration describes desire destruction disease earlier emphasis encounter energy eros erotic especially eternal everything existence experience expression fact fear forces freedom Freud fundamental heart Hegel homosexuality human idea identified identity important impossible individual influence instinct intense kind knowledge lack later least less letter limit live loss Mann means metaphysical moral mutability namely nature never Nietzsche object once organism original passion past perhaps perversion philosophy pleasure pleasure Principle poet political possible present radical reality reason regarded relation remains remarks repression says Schopenhauer seems sense sexual significant social soul speaks struggle suffering takes theory things thinking thought true truth turn ultimate universe wants Western whole writing young