A Child of One's Own: Parental Stories - Bowlby, Rachel
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A fascinating study examining the diversities and novelties of contemporary parenthood in the light of a range of literary and philosophical works ranging from Greek tragedies to contemporary psychoanalytic theory by way of diverse writers from the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries.

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A fascinating study examining the diversities and novelties of contemporary parenthood in the light of a range of literary and philosophical works ranging from Greek tragedies to contemporary psychoanalytic theory by way of diverse writers from the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries.
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  • Verlag: OXFORD UNIV PR
  • Seitenzahl: 256
  • Erscheinungstermin: 1. September 2015
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 195mm x 128mm x 17mm
  • Gewicht: 288g
  • ISBN-13: 9780198728122
  • ISBN-10: 0198728123
  • Artikelnr.: 42587588
Autorenporträt
Rachel Bowlby is Northcliffe Professor of English at University College London. Her previous books include Just Looking and Carried Away, both about the history of shopping; Still Crazy After All These Years: Women, Writing and Psychoanalysis; Shopping with Freud; Feminist Destinations and Further Essays on Virginia Woolf; and Freudian Mythologies: Greek Tragedy and Modern Identities.
Inhaltsangabe
Introduction
1 Changing Conceptions
2 Surrogates and Other Mothers
3 Reproductive Choice: A Prehistory
4 Foundling Fathers and Mothers
5 Childlessness: Euripides' Medea
6 A Tale of Two Parents: Charles Dickens's Great Expectations
7 Finding a Life: George Eliot's Silas Marner
8 His and Hers: Henry Fielding's Tom Jones
9 Placement: Jane Austen's Mansfield Park
10 At All Costs: George Moore's Esther Waters
11 Between Parents: Henry James's What Maisie Knew
12 Parental Secrets in Thomas Hardy's The Mayor of Casterbridge
13 'I Had Barbara': Women's Ties and Edith Wharton's 'Roman Fever'
Afterword