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Author Boker, Pamela A., 1955-

Title The grief taboo in American literature : loss and prolonged adolescence in Twain, Melville, and Hemingway / Pamela A. Boker.

Imprint New York : New York University Press, c1996.


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Description xiii, 357 p. ; 24 cm.
Series Literature and psychoanalysis ; 8
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 339-349) and index.
Contents "Circle-sailing" : the eternal return of tabooed grief in Melville's Moby-Dick -- "My first lie, and how I got out of it" : deprivation-grief and the making of an American humorist -- "Blessed are they that mourn, for they-- they--" : repressed grief and pathological mourning in Mark Twain's fiction -- Huckleberry Finn's anti-Oedipus complex : father-loss and mother-hunger in the great American novel -- The shaping of Hemingway's art of repressed grief : mother-loss and father-hunger from In our time to Winner take nothing -- "Ether in the brain" : blunting the edges of perception in Hemingway's middle period -- Grief hoarders and "beat-up old bastards" : Hemingway's bittersweet taste of nostalgia.
Subject Melville, Herman, 1819-1891 -- Knowledge -- Psychology.
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910 -- Knowledge -- Psychology.
Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961 -- Knowledge -- Psychology.
American fiction -- Male authors -- History and criticism.
Grief in literature.
Psychological fiction, American -- History and criticism.
Psychoanalysis and literature -- History.
Masculinity in literature.
Repression (Psychology) in literature.
Loss (Psychology) in literature.
Adolescence in literature.
ISBN 0814712282 (alk. paper)

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