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Author Talley, Sharon, 1952-

Title Ambrose Bierce and the dance of death / Sharon Talley.

Publication Info. Knoxville : University of Tennessee Press, [2009]


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Edition 1st ed.
Description 1 online resource (xviii, 160 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Childhood and the fear of death in the Parenticide Club and "Visions of the Night" -- The failed journey to self-understanding in "The death of Halpin Frayser" -- Sacred to death: tales of terror from In the Midst of Life -- Doubling death: seeking the immortal self in stories from Can such things be? -- Courage and cowardice: facing death in Bierce's early Civil War writings -- Death before dishonor: seasoned soldiers and the burden of heroism -- Collateral damage: civilians and the human cost of war -- Seeking death: tales of suicidal war heroes -- Surviving war: "Phantoms of a blood-stained period" and posttraumatic stress disorder -- Bierce's final dance of death.
Summary Ambrose Bierce and the Dance of Death uses psychoanalytic theory in combination with historical, cultural, and literary contexts to examine the complex motif of death in a full range of Bierce and rsquo;s writings. Scholarly interest in Bierce, whose work has long been undervalued, has grown significantly in recent years. This new book contributes to the ongoing reassessment by providing new contexts for joining the texts in his canon in meaningful ways. Previous attempts to consider Bierce from a psychological perspective have been superficial, often reductive Freudian readings of individual stor.
Note Print version record.
Subject Bierce, Ambrose, 1842-1914? -- Criticism and interpretation.
Bierce, Ambrose, 1842-1914? (OCoLC)fst00042063
American Civil War (1861-1865) (OCoLC)fst01351658
Death in literature.
Fear of death in literature.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Literature and the war.
War stories, American -- History and criticism.
War in literature.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- General.
Death in literature. (OCoLC)fst00888697
Fear of death in literature. (OCoLC)fst01903219
War and literature. (OCoLC)fst01170442
War in literature. (OCoLC)fst01170505
War stories, American. (OCoLC)fst01170631
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Chronological Term 1861 - 1865
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Print version: Talley, Sharon, 1952- Ambrose Bierce and the dance of death. 1st ed. Knoxville : University of Tennessee Press, ©2009 9781572336803 (DLC) 2009010600 (OCoLC)317067979
ISBN 9781572336902 (electronic bk.)
1572336900 (electronic bk.)
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