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Women and Ireland as Beckett's Lost Others: Beyond Mourning and Melancholia

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Opening up contemporary debates about emotion in social and historical contexts, Women and Ireland as Beckett's Lost Others investigates the relationship between emotion, memory, exile and language. Using a psychoanalytic framework, this monograph traces discourses of mourning (Klein), melancholia (Freud) and abjection (Kristeva) in Beckett's prose and drama, and demonstrates how Ireland and women are often Beckett's objects of loss. This study primarily focuses on Beckett's exploitation of ambivalent yet conscious use of ...

Women and Ireland as Beckett's Lost Others: Beyond Mourning and Melancholia 2010, Palgrave MacMillan, London

ISBN-13: 9780230230477

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