Journals Higher Education

$35.95

Paperback

Published: 01 October 1992

460 Pages | 35 Illustrations, black & white

9.21 x 6.14 inches

ISBN: 9780719038273


Bookseller Code (06)

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Over her dead body

Death, femininity and the aesthetic

Elisabeth Bronfen

Published by Manchester University Press

In 1846, Edgar Allen Poe wrote that 'the death of a beautiful woman is, unquestionably, the most poetic topic in the world'. The conjuction of death, art and femininity forms a rich and disturbing strata of Western culture, explored here in fascinating detail by Elisabeth Bronfen. Her examples range from Carmen to Little Nell, from Wuthering Heights to Vertigo, from Snow White to Frankenstein. The text is richly illustrated throughout with thirty-seven paintings and photographs.

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