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Apollonian and Dionysian

Patterns of Imagery in Edith Wharton's Tragic Novels

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Apollonian and Dionysian by Hong Zeng
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Apollonian and Dionysian: Patterns of Imagery in Edith Wharton's Tragic Novels uses a Nietzschean lens to examine the manifestations of tragedy in Edith Wharton's major novels. Author Hong Zeng singles out potent images within each novel that hearken back to the Apollonian and Dionysian drives discussed in Nietzsche's The Birth of Tragedy. Using Nietzsche's insights and her own careful examination of the imagery and language contained in Wharton's most celebrated works, Zeng reveals the faded glamour of ancient tragedy that suffuses Wharton's writing and offers a carefully considered refutation of Wharton's critics. Students, professors, and literary critics will appreciate this fresh examination of one of America's most famous female authors.

Author Biography

Hong Zeng is Assistant Professor of Chinese at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. Her research interests include contemporary Chinese literature and film, Chinese women writers, traditional Chinese philosophy, feminism, and comparative literature.
Release date Australia
December 20th, 2008
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Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
University Press of America
Pages
98
Dimensions
154x232x9
ISBN-13
9780761844679
Product ID
3040989

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