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Author Dollimore, Jonathan.

Title Death, desire, and loss in Western culture / Jonathan Dollimore
Edition First Routledge paperback edition
Published New York : Routledge, 2001


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Description xxxii, 384 pages ; 24 cm
Contents I. The Ancient World. 1. Eros and Thanatos, Change and Loss in the Ancient World. 2. 'All Words Fail through Weariness': Ecclesiastes. 3. Escaping Desire: Christianity, Gnosticism and Buddhism -- II. Mutability, Melancholy and Quest: The Renaissance. 4. Fatal Confusions: Sex and Death in Early Modern Culture. 5. 'Death's Incessant Motion'. 6. Death and Identity. 7. 'Desire is Death': Shakespeare -- III. Social Death. 8. The Denial of Death? 9. Degeneration and Dissidence. 10. Between Degeneration and the Death Drive: Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness -- IV. Modernity and Philosophy: The Authenticity of Nothingness. 11. The Philosophical Embrace of Death: Hegel. 12. Heidegger, Kojeve and Sartre -- V. The Desire not to be: Late Metaphysics and Psychoanalysis. 13. Dying as the Real Aim of Life: Schopenhauer. 14. Freud: Life as a Detour to Death -- VI. Renouncing Death. 15. The Philosophy of Praxis and Emancipation: Feuerbach, Marx, Marcuse -- VII. The Aesthetics of Energy
16. Fighting Decadence: Nietzsche against Schopenhauer and Wagner. 17. Ecstasy and Annihilation: Georges Bataille. 18. In Search of Potency: D. H. Lawrence -- VIII. Death and the Homoerotic. 19. Wrecked by Desire: Thomas Mann. 20. Promiscuity and Death. 21. The Wonder of the Pleasure
Notes Originally published: London: Allen Lane, 1998
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 356-374) and index
Subject Civilization, Western.
Loss (Psychology)
LC no. 98004041
ISBN 0415921740 (alk. paper)
0415937728 (paperback)