The Resource Night passages: : philosophy, literature, and film, (ebook)

Night passages: : philosophy, literature, and film, (ebook)

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Night passages: : philosophy, literature, and film
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Night passages:
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philosophy, literature, and film
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eng
Summary
In the beginning was the night. All light, shapes, language, and subjective consciousness, as well as the world and art depicting them, emerged from this formless chaos. In fantasy, we seek to return to this original darkness. Particularly in literature, visual representations, and film, the night resiliently resurfaces from the margins of the knowable, acting as a stage and state of mind in which exceptional perceptions, discoveries, and decisions play out. Elisabeth Bronfen follows nocturnal spaces in which extraordinary events unfold, enabling the irrational exploration of desire, transformation, ecstasy, transgression, spiritual illumination, and moral choice. She begins with classical myths depicting the creation of the world and moves through nocturnal scenes in Shakespeare and Milton, Gothic figurations, Hegel's romantic philosophy, and Freud's psychoanalysis. In modern times, she shows how literature and film, particularly film noir, transmit that piece of night the modern subject carries within. From Mozart's "Queen of the Night" to Virginia Woolf 's oscillation between day and night, life and death, and chaos and aesthetic form, Bronfen renders something visible, conceivable, and tellable from the dark realms of the unknown
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Midwest
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Bronfen, Elisabeth
Dewey number
809.9333
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Brenner, David
  • hoopla digital
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  • Night in literature
  • Night
  • Dawn in literature
  • Light and darkness in literature
  • Film noir
  • Night in art
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adult
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Night passages: : philosophy, literature, and film, (ebook)
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multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9780231519724
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11860957
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remote
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11860957
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MWT11860957
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Night passages: : philosophy, literature, and film, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780231519724
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11860957
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11860957
System control number
MWT11860957
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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