Cover of: Reflecting Narcissus |

Reflecting Narcissus

A Queer Aesthetic
  • 224 Pages
  • 3.21 MB
  • 8698 Downloads
  • English

University of Minnesota Press
Gay studies (Gay men), Literary theory, 20th century, c 1700 to c 1800, Literature - Classics / Criticism, Modern Literature - History And Criticism, Sexuality In Literature, Semiotics & Theory, Literary Criticism, USA, Literature, Modern, Gay & Lesbian, Gay Studies, Lesbian Studies, History and criticism, Social Science, Homosexuality in literature, Narcissism in liter
The Physical Object
FormatLibrary binding
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8070452M
ISBN 100816635501
ISBN 139780816635504

In Reflecting Narcissus, Steven Bruhm traces the complex uses of Narcissus in cultural and aesthetic formulations from the eighteenth century to the present and returns Narcissus's essential homoeroticism to a central place in this by:   In Reflecting Narcissus, Steven Bruhm traces the complex uses of Narcissus in cultural and aesthetic Reflecting Narcissus book from the eighteenth century to the present and returns Narcissus's essential homoeroticism to a central place in this history.

Extending the horizons of queer, feminist, and psychoanalytic theory, Author: Steven Bruhm. In Reflecting Narcissus, Steven Bruhm traces the complex uses of Narcissus in cultural and aesthetic formulations from the eighteenth century to the present and returns Narcissus’s essential homoeroticism to a central place in this history.

Extending the horizons of queer, feminist, and psychoanalytic theory, this book challenges the twentieth century’s predominant understanding of narcissism—and the. Reflecting Narcissus Book Description: Extending the horizons of queer, feminist, and psychoanalytic theory, this book challenges the twentieth century’s predominant understanding of narcissism-and the predominantly narcissistic qualities of male same-sex desire-as allegedly solipsistic, immature, sterile, antisocial, and apolitical.

In Reflecting Reflecting Narcissus book, Steven Bruhm traces the complex uses of Narcissus in cultural and aesthetic formulations from the eighteenth century to the present and returns Narcissus’s essential homoeroticism to a central place in this history.

Details Reflecting Narcissus FB2

Extending the horizons of queer, feminist, and psychoanalytic theory, Cited by: In Reflecting Narcissus, Steven Bruhm traces the complex uses of Narcissus in cultural and aesthetic formulations from the eighteenth century to the present and returns Narcissus's essential homoeroticism to a central place in this history.

Narcissus dramatizes not only the cold, self-centred love that proves fatally imprisoning, but fundamental oppositions of human existence: reality/ illusion, presence/absence, subject/object, unity/disunity, involvement/ detachment” (1). a field in which all the binarisms of contemporary culture and theory can be detected, narcissism is for Berman a seemingly endless treasure trove of tropic and theoretical.

In Reflecting Narcissus, Steven Bruhm traces the complex uses of Narcissus in cultural and aesthetic formulations from the eighteenth century to the present and returns Narcissus’s essential homoeroticism to a central place in this history.

Dr. Vaknin’s book; Malignant Self-Love: Narcissism Revisited, is the most comprehensive book I have found on the subject of narcissism. It truly is an excellent book for anyone looking to learn about narcissism.

This book is a wonderful book that provides a bird’s eye Cited by: Reflections on Narcissus. By Colin McKim. Mirror, mirror, on the wall, In the Bible, of course – the Book of Genesis.

In the story of the fall of man, it is the acquisition of knowledge that leads to ruin. Narcissus understands the truth and ultimately sees the dark humour in the human condition. The wink is the final shattering of. Rumer Godden's Black Narcissus is out of print, so if Reflecting Narcissus book can't find it in your local library or used bookstore, I'd recommend watching the classic film, which is also marvelous.

(Deborah Kerr, one of my favorite actresses ever, is in it. Filmmakers Pressburger and Powell also made The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, that's also fantastic/5. In Reflecting Narcissus, Steven Bruhm traces the complex uses of Narcissus in cultural and aesthetic formulations from the eighteenth century to the present and returns Narcissus’s essential homoeroticism to a central place in this by: The web's source of information for Ancient History: definitions, articles, timelines, maps, books, and illustrations.

In Reflecting Narcissus, Steven Bruhm traces the complex uses of Narcissus in cultural and aesthetic formulations from the eighteenth century to the present and returns Narcissus\u27s essential homoeroticism to a central place in this history. Extending the horizons of queer, feminist, and psychoanalytic theory, this book challenges the Author: Steven Bruhm.

Steven Z. Levine provides a new understanding of the life and work of Claude Monet and the myth of the modern artist. Levine analyzes the extensive critical reception of Monet and the artist’s own prolific writings in the context of the story of Narcissus, popular in late nineteenth-century France.

Through a careful blending of psychoanalytical theory and historical study, Levine identifies. Narcissus by Caravaggio depicts Narcissus gazing at his own reflection. In Greek mythology, Narcissus (/nɑːrˈsɪsəs/; Ancient Greek: νάρκισσος Nárkissos) was a hunter from Thespiae in Boeotia who was known for his beauty.

According to Tzetzes, he was a Laconian hunter who loved everything beautiful. The word comes from an ancient Greek story about a guy named Narcissus, whose love for his own beauty got him into a lot of trouble FOOTSTEPS IN THE WOODS The son of a powerful river god and fountain nymph, Narcissus was the most beautiful being in all the world.

Yet, for all this, Narcissus is rarely if ever seen in his primary attitude—as a man erotically desiring another man. In Reflecting Narcissus, Steven Bruhm traces the complex uses of Narcissus in cultural and aesthetic formulations from the eighteenth century to the present and returns Narcissus’s essential homoeroticism to a central place Author: Steven Bruhm.

Metamorphoses Book 3: Narcissus and Echo The first to seek Tiresias' guidance was a water nymph enquiring about her son's future. Tiresias told her that her son, Narcissus, would live a long and happy life as long as he did not know himself.

When Narcissus he was out in the woods and a. AbstractSince Ovid’s version of the Narcissus narrative, numerous readings and re-narrations have emerged across the globe that are related to the ancient myth of the beautiful youth who unwittingly sees himself in a pool of water and eventually dies staring at the insubstantial image.

Generating a wide spectrum of reinterpretations of values, ideas, and aesthetic aspects inherent in the Author: Almut-Barbara Renger. Comic books and graphic novels feature no shortage of narcissists: Lex Luthor, Dr. Doom, and Adrian Veidt, a.k.a. Ozymandias, are notable instances.

While the power-mad mastermind is a common. - Delightful, Engaging Trilogy that Remixes the Narcissus and Nemesis Myths I love reinventions of classic tales done right, that is. In the Mirror, Mirror Trilogy, part of the Mythology High collection, author Diana Rodriguez Wallach gives her readers a run, engaging, and fast-paced read that offers a great remix to the myths of Narcissus and Nemesis/5.

It's easy to get lost in the refracting images of Narcissus, but Bruhm happens to be an excellent guide through the morass. He opens the book with a challenging but rewarding survey of recent relevant scholarship (Earl Jackson, Leo Bersani, Moe Meyer, Gregory Bredbeck are all discussed).5/5(1).

Curiouser is a book about this narrative and what happens when it takes an unexpected, Reflecting Narcissus A Queer Aesthetic Places this mythological figure at the center of homoerotic creativity and desire. Harmful to Minors The Perils of Protecting Children from Sex A radical.

Get this from a library. Reflecting Narcissus: a queer aesthetic. [Steven Bruhm] -- Extending the horizons of queer, feminist, and psychoanalytic theory, this book challenges the twentieth century's predominant understanding of narcissism--and the predominantly narcissistic Your Web browser is.

A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print.

These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value. Reflecting-Narcissus-A-Queer-Gs Adobe Acrobat Reader DCDownload Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Ebook PDF:Work on documents anywhere using the Acrobat Reader mobile app Its packed with all the tools you need to convert edit and sign PDFs You can use your device camera to capture a document whiteboard or receipt and save it as a PDF.

Whatever the case, the popularity of narcissism as a descriptive term for the behavior of our society is not a new phenomenon. As far back asChristopher Lasch published a now famous book The Culture of Narcissism that described the American behavioral patterns as largely narcissistic.

Download Reflecting Narcissus FB2

According to Lasch, our family structure had produced a personality type consistent with. 67 upvotes, 1 comment. Posted in the PoliticalHumor community.

Press J to jump to the feed. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts.

Description Reflecting Narcissus EPUB

Published a year after his stunning debut novel, Carrie, 'Salem's Lot firmly cemented Stephen King's name in the literary lexicon of great American storytellers.

His rich and finely crafted tale of a mundane New England town under siege by the forces of darkness is both a homage to Bram Stoker's classic Dracula and an allegory of our post-Vietnam society.4/5().

6 Pulse-Pounding Summer Thrillers. as they peer down into their luminous rectangles like Narcissus hovering over his reflecting pool, the tiny screen is eclipsing the big and small screens Author: CHARLES FINCH.Echo proceeds to pine over Narcissus until her body withers away and only her voice is left.

Meanwhile, Narcissus stops for a drink at a small pond. When Narcissus sees his reflection in the water of the pool he falls hopelessly in love—with himself. Unable to capture his reflection, Narcissus stays by the pond until he starves to death.

When reading this, I seem to remember that there’s some kind of reclamation of Narcissus going on in Queery circles. There’s a book (which I haven’t read yet!) called “Reflecting Narcissus: A Queer Aesthetic” that looks at the idea of Narcissus falling for himself and the homoeroticisum that goes along with that.