Literature and Consolation : : Fictions of Comfort / / Jürgen Pieters.

Provides a deeper understanding of the comforts of reading literatureHistory of the concept of consolationReadings of canonical works (Homer, Dante, Shakespeare, Flaubert)Critical analysis of bibliotherapyChapter on contemporary writers and thinkers (Roland Barthes, Denise Riley, Julian Barnes) who...

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Superior document:Title is part of eBook package: De Gruyter EBOOK PACKAGE COMPLETE 2022 English
Place / Publishing House:Edinburgh : : Edinburgh University Press, , [2022]
Year of Publication:2022
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Physical Description:1 online resource (320 p.)
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Table of Contents:
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction: Fictions of Comfort
  • Chapter 1. The Classical Regime of Literary Comfort: From Homer to Aristotle
  • Chapter 2. The Christian Regime of Literary Comfort: From Boethius to Dante
  • Chapter 3. Towards a Modern Regime of Literary Comfort: Shakespeare and the Failure to Console
  • Chapter 4. The Religion of Despair: George Sand and Gustave Flaubert on Reading and Writing
  • Chapter 5. Novels of Comfort: Woolf, Winnicott and the Work of Consolation
  • Chapter 6. Fragments of a Consolatory Discourse: Sontag, Riley, Proust, Barthes
  • Epilogue: The Library of Comfort
  • Bibliography
  • Index