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The Resource Hell in contemporary literature : Western descent narratives since 1945, Rachel Falconer

Hell in contemporary literature : Western descent narratives since 1945, Rachel Falconer

Label
Hell in contemporary literature : Western descent narratives since 1945
Title
Hell in contemporary literature
Title remainder
Western descent narratives since 1945
Statement of responsibility
Rachel Falconer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
What does it mean when people use the word 'Hell' to convey the horror of an actual, personal or historical experience? This book explores the idea that modern, Western secular cultures have retained a belief in the concept of Hell as an event or experience of endless or unjust suffering
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Falconer, Rachel
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hell in literature
  • Literature, Modern
  • Littérature
  • Enfer dans la littérature
  • Maladies mentales dans la littérature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Hell in literature
  • Literature, Modern
  • Letterkunde
  • Filmkunst
  • Hel
  • Zelf
  • Religieuze aspecten
  • Ethiek
  • Literatur
  • Hölle
  • Westliche Welt
Label
Hell in contemporary literature : Western descent narratives since 1945, Rachel Falconer
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-252) and index
  • Filmography: pages 239-240
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Descent and return-- the katabanic imagination -- 1. Hell in our time. Is Hell a fable? ; Hell as the modern condition ; Descent and dissent in modern philosophy -- 2. Chronotopes of Hell. Generic features of katabatic narrative ; Bakhtin's Inferno : visionary versus historical chronotopes ; Unspeakable wisdom ; Conversion versus inversion ; Infernal inversion : Malcolm Lowrey's Under the volcano ; The absolute and 'my absolute' : Sarah Kofman's Smothered words -- 3. Auschwitz as Hell. Pathways through a life : The search for roots ; Black holes and the biblical Job ; A constellation of chronotopes : If this is a man ; Threshold crossing into Hell ; Auschwitz as education ; The visionary world ; On trial in Hell ; Sea-voyage and shipwreck ; The intersection of pathways -- 4. Surviving with ghosts : second generation Holocaust narratives. Bog-boys and fire children ; Vertigo and luminosity : W.G. Sebald's Austerlitz ; From depth to ascent : Anne Michaels' Fugitive pieces -- 5. Katabatic memoirs of mental illness. Down the rabbit hole ; Parallel worlds and protest culture : Susanna Kaysen's Girl, interrupted ; The schizophrenic hyperreal : Carol North's Welcome, silence -- Falling into grace : Lauren Slater's Spasm : a memoir with lies -- 6. Engendering dissent in the underworld. Gender dynamics in the descent to Hell ; Inside the hero's descent : Gloria Naylor's Linden Hills -- Hell and utopia : Marge Piercy's Woman on the edge of time -- Dante upside-down: Alice Notley's The descent of Alette -- 7. Postmodern Hell and the search for roots. Karl Marx's katabasis ; Postmodern capitalist Hell : Alasdair Gray's Lanark -- Lanark's search for roots ; Can realism lead to fantasy out of Hell? Can fantasy help realism? -- 8. East-West descent narratives. Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse now and Western descents to the East ; Salman Rushdie's disoriented subjects ; The migrations of Orpheus in five acts : Rushdie's The ground beneath her feet : Threshold crossing ; Ground zero ; Looking back ; Dismemberment ; Return of another -- Epilogue : Katabasis in the twenty-first century, September 11th : the first circle ; Afghanistan and Iraq : there and back again (again) ; Global fear and its inversions -- Appendix : Primo Levi, 'Map of reading'
Control code
ocn643949404
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 262 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780748634446
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttk1kp5
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)643949404
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Hell in contemporary literature : Western descent narratives since 1945, Rachel Falconer
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-252) and index
  • Filmography: pages 239-240
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Descent and return-- the katabanic imagination -- 1. Hell in our time. Is Hell a fable? ; Hell as the modern condition ; Descent and dissent in modern philosophy -- 2. Chronotopes of Hell. Generic features of katabatic narrative ; Bakhtin's Inferno : visionary versus historical chronotopes ; Unspeakable wisdom ; Conversion versus inversion ; Infernal inversion : Malcolm Lowrey's Under the volcano ; The absolute and 'my absolute' : Sarah Kofman's Smothered words -- 3. Auschwitz as Hell. Pathways through a life : The search for roots ; Black holes and the biblical Job ; A constellation of chronotopes : If this is a man ; Threshold crossing into Hell ; Auschwitz as education ; The visionary world ; On trial in Hell ; Sea-voyage and shipwreck ; The intersection of pathways -- 4. Surviving with ghosts : second generation Holocaust narratives. Bog-boys and fire children ; Vertigo and luminosity : W.G. Sebald's Austerlitz ; From depth to ascent : Anne Michaels' Fugitive pieces -- 5. Katabatic memoirs of mental illness. Down the rabbit hole ; Parallel worlds and protest culture : Susanna Kaysen's Girl, interrupted ; The schizophrenic hyperreal : Carol North's Welcome, silence -- Falling into grace : Lauren Slater's Spasm : a memoir with lies -- 6. Engendering dissent in the underworld. Gender dynamics in the descent to Hell ; Inside the hero's descent : Gloria Naylor's Linden Hills -- Hell and utopia : Marge Piercy's Woman on the edge of time -- Dante upside-down: Alice Notley's The descent of Alette -- 7. Postmodern Hell and the search for roots. Karl Marx's katabasis ; Postmodern capitalist Hell : Alasdair Gray's Lanark -- Lanark's search for roots ; Can realism lead to fantasy out of Hell? Can fantasy help realism? -- 8. East-West descent narratives. Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse now and Western descents to the East ; Salman Rushdie's disoriented subjects ; The migrations of Orpheus in five acts : Rushdie's The ground beneath her feet : Threshold crossing ; Ground zero ; Looking back ; Dismemberment ; Return of another -- Epilogue : Katabasis in the twenty-first century, September 11th : the first circle ; Afghanistan and Iraq : there and back again (again) ; Global fear and its inversions -- Appendix : Primo Levi, 'Map of reading'
Control code
ocn643949404
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 262 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780748634446
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttk1kp5
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)643949404
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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