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Author Miller, David Lee, 1951-

Title Dreams of the burning child : sacrificial sons and the father's witness / David Lee Miller
Published Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2003
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 239 pages : illustrations)
Contents Introduction : the body of fatherhood -- The deified father and the sacrificial son -- Virgil's Aeneid : the history of a wound -- Witnessing as theater in Shakespeare -- Charles Dickens : a dead hand at a baby -- Jonson, Freud, and Lacan : this moving dream -- Mourning patriarchy : a return to the crossroads
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [223]-234) and index
Subject Child sacrifice.
Death in literature.
Fathers and sons in literature.
Literature -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2002007037
ISBN 1501728849 (electronic bk.)
9781501728846 (electronic bk.)