Over Her Dead Body: Death, Femininity and the Aesthetic

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Manchester University Press, 1992 - Drama - 460 pages
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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Violence of representation representation of violence
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From animate body to inanimate text
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Case study Wife to Mr Rossetti Elizabeth Siddall 182962
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