The Resource The fiction of Ruth Rendell : ancient tragedy and the modern family, Barbara Fass Leavy, (ebook)

The fiction of Ruth Rendell : ancient tragedy and the modern family, Barbara Fass Leavy, (ebook)

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The fiction of Ruth Rendell : ancient tragedy and the modern family
Title
The fiction of Ruth Rendell
Title remainder
ancient tragedy and the modern family
Statement of responsibility
Barbara Fass Leavy
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Language
eng
Summary
Aside from Ruth Rendell's brilliance as a fiction writer, and her appeal to mystery lovers, her books portray a compelling, universal experience that her readers can immediately relate to, the intra-familial stresses generated by the nuclear family. Even those who experience the joys as well as pains of family life will find in Rendell the conflicts that beset all who must navigate their way through the conflicts that beset members of the closest families. Barbara Fass Leavy analyzes the multi-leveled treatment of these themes that contributes to Rendell's standing as a major contemporary novelist. Rendell, who also writes as Barbara Vine, draws on ancient Greek narratives, and on the psychological theories Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung derived from them, to portray the disturbed family relationships found throughout her work. Leavy's analysis considers what distinguishes mysteries as popular entertainment from crime fiction as literary art. The potential for rereading even when the reader remembers "whodunit" will be the basis for this distinction. Leavy also looks closely at the Oedipus and Electra complexes and how they illuminate Rendell's portrayals of the different pairings within the nuclear family (for example, mother and daughter) and considers the importance of gender differences. In addition, Leavy corrects a widespread error, that Freud formulated the Electra complex, when in fact the formulation was Jung's as he challenged Freud's emphasis on the Oedipus story as the essential paradigm for human psychological development
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1936-
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Leavy, Barbara Fass
Dewey number
823.914
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Rendell, Ruth
  • Rendell, Ruth
  • Authors, English
  • Comparative literature
  • Families in literature
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adult
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The fiction of Ruth Rendell : ancient tragedy and the modern family, Barbara Fass Leavy, (ebook)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781615953394
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12290452
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remote
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12290452
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MWT12290452
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The fiction of Ruth Rendell : ancient tragedy and the modern family, Barbara Fass Leavy, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781615953394
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12290452
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12290452
System control number
MWT12290452
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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