Death, Desire and Loss in Western Culture

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9780140242928: Death, Desire and Loss in Western Culture

Jonathan Dollimore explores the recurring theme of the relationship between death and desire throughout western literature, philosophy and art from the Greeks to the postmodernists.

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Dollimore [is] a clear, honest and insightful interpreter ... the book offers much for anyone who has ever shivered at the thought of encountering darkness as a bride -- Bill Saunders, Independent on Sunday

Full of insights that provoke pathos -- Shabbir Akhatar, The Times Higher Education Supplement

Monumental in conception and magisterial in execution ... an original and provocative meditation on the history of Western thought, and on one of its most sublime themes -- Henry Louis Gates, Jr

Philosophy on speed. Death, Desire and Loss in Western Culture provided me with three days of enormous delight ... A book that throws fascinating light on the way we have been living and loving and dying for the last two and a half millennia -- A. N. Wilson, New Statesman

Probing and Perceptive ... truly a tour de force -- Roy Porter

About the Author:

Jonathan Dollimore is Professor in the School of English and American Studies at the University of Sussex. He is author of the critically acclaimed Sexual Dissidence.

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