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Author Apter, Emily S., 1954-

Title Feminizing the fetish : psychoanalysis and narrative obsession in turn-of-the-century France / Emily Apter
Published Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 1991


Description 1 online resource (xviii, 273 pages)
Contents Fetishism in theory: Marx, Freud, Baudrillard -- The epistemology of perversion: from pathology to pathography -- Cabinet secrets: peep shows, prostitution, and bric-a-bracomania in the fin-de-siecle interior -- Unmasking the masquerade: fetishism and femininity from the Goncourt Brothers to Joan Riviere -- Splitting hairs: female fetishism and postpartum sentimentality in Maupassant's fiction -- Mystical pathography: a case of maso-fetishism in the Goncourts' Madame Gervaisais -- Hysterical vision: the scopophilic garden from Monet to Mirbeau -- Master narratives/servant texts: representing the maid from Flaubert to Freud -- Stigma indelebile: Zola, Gide, and the deviant detail
Summary Emily Apter offers a fresh account of the complex relationship between representation and sexual obsession in turn-of-the-century French culture, and in particular the theme of ""female fetishism"" in the context of the feminine culture of mourning, collecting, and dressing
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 250-266) and index
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Subject French fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism
French fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism
Obsessive-compulsive disorder in literature.
Femininity in literature.
Psychoanalysis and literature -- France
Fetishism in literature.
Narration (Rhetoric)
Women in literature.
Psychoanalysis and literature.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- French.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- Subjects & Themes -- Women.
Femininity in literature.
Fetishism in literature.
French fiction.
Narration (Rhetoric)
Obsessive-compulsive disorder in literature.
Psychoanalysis and literature.
Women in literature.
Psychoanalytische interpretatie.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1501722697