Scarlet Letters: Fictions of Adultery from Antiquity to the 1990s
DescriptionScarlet Letters explores the fascination exerted by adultery throughout the long history of western cultures. Critics from the UK, USA and Australia, working in a variety of specialisms, have contributed to this substantial new collection of close readings and wider contextualisations. As well as focusing on the bourgeois nineteenth century as the high age of representations of adultery, the book offers historicist and psychoanalytic analyses of texts ranging from the Amphitryon myth to Fatal Attraction and The Piano .
March 04, 1997
5.5 X 0.52 X 8.5 inches | 0.64 pounds
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