By M. Axelrod
An homage to Nabokov's Lectures on Literature, this selection of essays sheds new gentle on canonical authors resembling Ibsen, Beckett, and Strindberg. utilizing kind and constitution because the connective thread, Mark Axelrod joins a large and deep dialog on writers on writing.
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Works Cited Jones, David Richard. ” Education Theatre Journal, 1977: 447. html. html. htm. 0005 4 Poetics of Melancholia and Misogyny in August Strindberg and The Father Abstract: Though Strindberg seemed to suffer with his misogyny for the better part of his life, he found outlets for it in his plays, most notably in Miss Julie. Katharine Rogers states there are a variety of cultural reasons for the phenomenon: (1) rejection of or guilt about sex; (2) a reaction against the idealization with which men have glorified women; (3) patriarchal feeling, the wish to keep women subject to men (Moi, 26).
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Almost solemn? Can you imagine what was the matter with her? Eh? HEDDA. I scarcely know her, you see. Is she not often like that? TESMAN. No, not as she was to-day. HEDDA. ] Do you think she was annoyed about the bonnet? TESMAN. Oh, scarcely at all. Perhaps a little, just at the moment— HEDDA. But what an idea, to pitch her bonnet about in the drawing-room! No one does that sort of thing. TESMAN. Well you may be sure Aunt Julia won’t do it again. ” to which Tesman links with “not as she was today” thus linking both not only with the word “she,” but also with the allusion that Julia is not often like that.