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Harvester of hearts : motherhood under the sign of Frankenstein

Author: Rachel Feder
Publisher: Evanston, Illinois : Northwestern University Press, ©2018 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
In the period between 1815 and 1820, Mary Shelley wrote her most famous novel, Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, as well as its companion piece, Mathilda, a tragic incest narrative that was confiscated by her father, William Godwin, and left unpublished until 1959. She also gave birth to four - and lost three - children. In this hybrid text, Rachel Feder interprets Frankenstein and Mathilda within a series of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rachel Feder
ISBN: 9780810137523 0810137526 9780810137530 0810137534
OCLC Number: 1038441487
Description: xvi, 181 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Forgetting --
Channel --
Erasure --
Clarity --
Elective affinities --
Self --
Mouth --
Rest --
Identity --
Infant vows --
Imagination --
Lost --
Unearthly --
Under the sign --
Catastrophe --
Created --
Mix --
Broken --
Taken --
Will --
Brevity --
Clarity --
Fox's heart --
Lost --
Afterbirth --
The madre.
Responsibility: Rachel Feder.
Local System Bib Number:
on1038441487

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Explores how Mary Shelley's exchanges with her children - in utero, in birth, in life, and in death - infuse her literary creations. Drawing on the archives of feminist scholarship, Rachel Feder  Read more...
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"Both galvanic charge and complex comfort, Rachel Feder's Harvester of Hearts brings the case home to herself: the case of Mary Shelley, of maternal erasure; of monstrosity; the ongoing shock of Read more...

 
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