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, HAplderlin 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.Montaigne The essays of Montaigne (1533-92) freely confess an obsession with death. In his memorably entitled essay a#39;That to Philosophize is to Learn how to Diea#39; (c. 1572) he announces, perhaps proudly and certainly without apology, anbsp;...
|Title||:||Death, Desire, and Loss in Western Culture|
|Publisher||:||Psychology Press - 1998|