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Contesting Tears

Contesting Tears Author by : Stanley Cavell
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 1996
Publisher by : University of Chicago Press
ISBN : 0226098168
File Size : 51,8 Mb
Total Download : 629

The author provides close readings of four melodramas he finds definitive of the genre: Letter From An Unknown Woman; Gaslight; Now, Voyager; and Stella Dallas. The women in these melodramas, like the women in the comedies, demand equality, shared education, and transfiguration, exemplifying for the author a moral perfectionism he identifies as Emersonian.
Category: Performing Arts

Contesting Tears

Contesting Tears Author by : Stanley Cavell
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 1997-02-15
Publisher by : University of Chicago Press
ISBN : 0226098141
File Size : 42,9 Mb
Total Download : 241

What is marriage? Can a relationship dedicated to equality, friendship, and mutual education flower in an atmosphere of romance? What are the paths between loving another and knowing another? Stanley Cavell identified a genre of classic American films that engaged these questions in his study of comedies of remarriage, Pursuits of Happiness. With Contesting Tears, Cavell demonstrates that a contrasting genre, which he calls "the melodrama of the unknown woman," shares a surprising number and weave of concerns with those comedies. Cavell provides close readings of four melodramas he finds defin
Category: Social Science

Stanley Cavell S American Dream

Stanley Cavell S American Dream Author by : Lawrence F. Rhu
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2006
Publisher by : Fordham Univ Press
ISBN : 0823225968
File Size : 51,7 Mb
Total Download : 237

This book states that, after Cavell's celebrated reading of 'King Lear' turned into a nightmarish meditation on Vietnam, he found a more audible voice. Here, the poetry of ideas and presence of mind that animate Cavell's writing receive readings attuned to the spirit of their composition and its enlivening powers.
Category: Literary Criticism

Lars Von Trier S Women

Lars Von Trier S Women Author by : Rex Butler
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2016-11-17
Publisher by : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN : 9781501322471
File Size : 55,9 Mb
Total Download : 717

The Danish director Lars von Trier is undoubtedly one of the world's most important and controversial filmmakers, and arguably so because of the depiction of women in his films. He has been criticized for subjecting his female characters to unacceptable levels of violence or reducing them to masochistic self-abnegation, as with Bess in Breaking the Waves, 'She' in Antichrist and Joe in Nymphomaniac. At other times, it is the women in his films who are dominant or break out in violence, as in his adaptation of Euripides' Medea, the conclusion of Dogville and perhaps throughout Nymphomaniac. Lar
Category: Performing Arts
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