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The Resource Hamlet in his modern guises, Alexander Welsh

Hamlet in his modern guises, Alexander Welsh

Label
Hamlet in his modern guises
Title
Hamlet in his modern guises
Statement of responsibility
Alexander Welsh
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Focusing on Shakespeare's Hamlet as foremost a study of grief, Alexander Welsh offers an analysis of its protagonist as the archetype of the modern hero. For over two centuries writers and critics have viewed Hamlet's persona as a blend of self-consciousness, guilt, and wit. Yet in order to understand more deeply the modernity of this Shakespearean hero, Welsh first situates Hamlet within the context of family and mourning as it was presented in other revenge tragedies of Shakespeare's time. Revenge, he maintains, appears as a function of mourning rather than an end in itself. Welsh also reminds us that the mourning of a son for his father may not always be sincere. This book relates the problem of dubious mourning to Hamlet's ascendancy as an icon of Western culture, which began late in the eighteenth century, a time when the thinking of past generations - or fathers - represented to many an obstacle to human progress." "Welsh reveals how Hamlet inspired some of the greatest practitioners of modernity's quintessential literary form, the novel. Goethe's Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship, Scott's Redgauntlet, Dicken's Great Expectations, Melville's Pierre, and Joyce's Ulysses all enhance our understanding of the play while illustrating a trend in which Hamlet ultimately becomes a model of intense consciousness. Arguing that modern consciousness mourns for the past, even as it pretends to be free of it, Welsh offers an explanation of why Hamlet remains attractive to this day."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Welsh, Alexander
Dewey number
809/.93351
Index
index present
LC call number
PR2807
LC item number
.W39 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Hamlet
  • Fiction
  • Fiction
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Heroes in literature
Label
Hamlet in his modern guises, Alexander Welsh
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Medieval Hamlet gains a family -- Hamlet's mourning and revenge tragedy -- History, as between Goethe's Hamlet and Scott's -- Hamlet's expectations, Pip's great guilt -- Hamlet decides to be a modernist
Control code
ocm43864337
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 178 p.
Isbn
9780691050935
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00038563
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)43864337
Label
Hamlet in his modern guises, Alexander Welsh
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Medieval Hamlet gains a family -- Hamlet's mourning and revenge tragedy -- History, as between Goethe's Hamlet and Scott's -- Hamlet's expectations, Pip's great guilt -- Hamlet decides to be a modernist
Control code
ocm43864337
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 178 p.
Isbn
9780691050935
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00038563
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)43864337

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