Over Her Dead Body: Death, Femininity and the Aesthetic (Paperback)

Over Her Dead Body: Death, Femininity and the Aesthetic By Elisabeth Bronfen Cover Image
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Description


In 1846, Edgar Allen Poe wrote that 'the death of a beautiful woman is, unquestionably, the most poetic topic in the world'. The conjuction of death, art and femininity forms a rich and disturbing strata of Western culture, explored here in fascinating detail by Elisabeth Bronfen. Her examples range from Carmen to Little Nell, from Wuthering Heights to Vertigo, from Snow White to Frankenstein. The text is richly illustrated throughout with thirty-seven paintings and photographs.

About the Author


Elisabeth Bronfen is Professor of English and American Studies at the University of Zurich


Product Details
ISBN: 9780719038273
ISBN-10: 0719038278
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publication Date: October 1st, 1992
Pages: 460
Language: English