Hamlet s Mother and Other Women

Hamlet s Mother and Other Women

Essays deal with women in literature and history, feminism,nd detective fiction.

Author: Carolyn G. Heilbrun

Publisher: Gender and Culture Series

ISBN: 0231071779

Category: Drama

Page: 266

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Essays deal with women in literature and history, feminism,nd detective fiction.
Categories: Drama

Hamlet s Mother and Other Women

Hamlet s Mother and Other Women

Taken together, these graceful essays demonstrate the consistency and clarity of Heilbrun's vision and her deep respect for the lives of women who write.

Author: Carolyn G. Heilbrun

Publisher:

ISBN: 0704342731

Category: American literature

Page: 266

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Carolyn G. Heilbrun's groundbreaking essay "The Character of Hamlet's Mother" was published in 1957 at a time when few critics thought seriously about women's issues in literature. In the years since, Heilbrun has emerged as a feminist leader through her commitment to women's writing and feminist literary critique. Now in a new paperback edition with a new preface by the author, this collection explores feminism in literary studies during the last three decades. By questioning the gender arrangements of society, Heilbrun has helped to transform them. Taken together, these graceful essays demonstrate the consistency and clarity of Heilbrun's vision and her deep respect for the lives of women who write.
Categories: American literature

Education of a Woman The Life of Gloria Steinem

Education of a Woman  The Life of Gloria Steinem

Intimate and insightful, here is a biography that is as provocative as the woman who inspired it. Photos.

Author: Carolyn G. Heilbrun

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780307802132

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 496

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From one of America's most respected critics comes an acclaimed biography of the controversial feminist. Here, Heilbrun illuminates the life and explores the many facets of Steinem's complex life, from her difficult childhood to the awakening that changed her into the most famous feminist in the world. Intimate and insightful, here is a biography that is as provocative as the woman who inspired it. Photos.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Talking Back to Shakespeare

Talking Back to Shakespeare

Carolyn Heilbrun, "The Character of Hamlet's Mother," Hamlet's Mother and Other
Women (New York, Columbia University Press, 1990), 10, 11, 15-17. Baldwin
Maxwell's 1964 essay entitled "Hamlet's Mother" seems to take issue with ...

Author: Martha Tuck Rozett

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 087413529X

Category: Drama

Page: 215

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"This book is about the way in which Shakespeare's plays have inspired readers to "talk back" and about some of the forms such talking back can assume. It is also about the way different interpretive communities, including students, read their cultural, political, and moral assumptions into Shakespeare's plays, appropriating and transforming elements of plot, character, and verbal text while challenging what they see as the ideological premises of the plays. Texts that talk back to Shakespeare pose questions, offer alternatives, take liberties, and fill in gaps. Some of the transformations discussed in Talking Back to Shakespeare challenge deeply held assumptions such as, for instance, that Hamlet is a tragic hero and Shylock a stereotypical grasping usurer. Others invent prior or subsequent lives for Shakespeare's characters (women characters in particular) so as to account for their actions and imagine their lives more fully than Shakespeare chooses to do. Very few of these works have received much critical attention, and some are virtually unknown or forgotten." "Rather than a comprehensive study of Shakespeare transformations, Talking Back to Shakespeare is an innovative exploration of the kinship between the kind of talking back that occurs in the classroom and the kind to be found in texts produced by writers who "rewrite" some of Shakespeare's most frequently taught and performed plays. Such re-visions unsettle the cultural authority of the plays and expose the accumulated lore that surrounds them to probing, often irreverent scrutiny." "Much of the talking back comes from marginalized readers: women, like Lillie Wyman, author of Gertrude of Denmark: An Interpretive Romance, and other nineteenth-century women critics, or Jewish writers, like Arnold Wesker, whose play The Merchant transforms the relationship between Antonio and Shylock. Some talking back comes from an international collection of oppositional voices of the 1960s, including Charles Marowitz, Aime Cesaire, Eugene Ionesco, and Joseph Papp. Talking Back to Shakespeare ranges from popular books like the recent Pulitzer Prize-winning novel A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley to obscure, seldom-read ones like Percy MacKaye's ambitious four-play prequel, The Mystery of Hamlet, King of Denmark. What these published texts share with student journal entries and transformations is the assumption, familiar to postmodern readers, that Shakespeare's plays are essentially unstable, culturally determined constructs capable of acquiring new meanings and new forms. By bringing together these two kinds of "talking back," Rozett challenges the traditional separation between critical and pedagogical inquiry that has until recently dominated English studies."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Categories: Drama

The Last Gift of Time

The Last Gift of Time

When she was young, distinguished author and critic Carolyn Heilbrun solemnly vowed to end her life when she turned seventy.

Author: Carolyn G. Heilbrun

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780307802149

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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From the author of Writing a Woman's Life comes an inspirational reflection on aging and the gift of life in your 70s and beyond. When she was young, distinguished author and critic Carolyn Heilbrun solemnly vowed to end her life when she turned seventy. But on the advent of that fateful birthday, she realized that her golden years had been full of unforeseen pleasures. Now, the astute and ever-insightful Heilbrun muses on the emotional and intellectual insights that brought her "to choose each day for now, to live." There are reflections on her new house and her sturdy, comfortable marriage; sweet solitude and the pleasures of sex at an advanced age; the fascination with e-mail and the joy of discovering unexpected friends. Even the encroachments of loss, pain, and sadness that come with age cannot spoil Heilbrun's moveable feast. They are merely the price of bountiful living.
Categories: Social Science

Hamlet

Hamlet

... Hamlet's Mother” and used it as the lead piece in her book on Hamlet's Mother
and Other Women in 1990, she noted that when she first published it in 1957 she
was “a feminist waiting for a cause to join.” Her basic line of argument in the ...

Author: Arthur F. Kinney

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136017261

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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Using a variety of approaches, from postcolonialism and New Historicism to psychoanalysis and gender studies, the international contributors to Hamlet: New Critical Essays contribute major new interpretations on the conception and writing, editing, and cultural productions of Hamlet. This book is the most up-to-date and comprehensive critical analysis available of one of Shakespeare's best-known and most engaging plays.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Women and Revenge in Shakespeare

Women and Revenge in Shakespeare

In Female Mourning, Goodland argues that Hamlet “resists identifying with
Hecuba's grief, a resistance to female sorrow ... Carolyn Heilbrun, “The Character
of Hamlet's Mother” (1957), repr. in Hamlet's Mother and Other Women (New
York: ...

Author: Marguerite A. Tassi

Publisher: Susquehanna University Press

ISBN: 9781575911311

Category: Drama

Page: 344

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Can there be a virtue in vengeance? Can revenge do ethical work? Can revenge be the obligation of women? This wide-ranging literary study looks at Shakespeare's women and finds bold answers to questions such as these. A surprising number of Shakespeare's female characters respond to moral outrages by expressing a strong desire for vengeance. This book's analysis of these characters and their circumstances offers incisive critical perceptions of feminine anger, ethics, and agency and challenges our assumptions about the role of gender in revenge. In this provocative book, Marguerite A. Tassi counters longstanding critical opinions on revenge: that it is the sole province of men in Western literature and culture, that it is a barbaric, morally depraved, irrational instinct, and that it is antithetical to justice. Countless examples have been mined from Shakespeare's dramas to reveal women's profound concerns with revenge and justice, honor and shame, crime and punishment. In placing the critical focus on avenging women, this book significantly redresses a gender imbalance in scholarly treatments of revenge, particularly in early modern literature.
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Hamlet A Critical Reader

Hamlet  A Critical Reader

Heilbrun, Carolyn G. (1991 [1957]), 'The Character of Hamlet's Mother', in
Hamlet's Mother and Other Women: Feminist Essays on Literature, 9–17. London
: Women's Press. Hibbard, G. R., ed. (1987), Hamlet. Oxford: Oxford University
Press.

Author: Ann Thompson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472571397

Category: Drama

Page: 264

View: 542

Hamlet remains the most-studied of all Shakespeare's great tragedies. This collection of newly-commissioned essays gives readers an overview of past critical views of the play as well as new writing about the play from today's leading scholars. The range of perspectives offered makes the book an invaluable companion to anyone studying the play at an advanced level. The final chapter on learning and teaching resources is particularly useful as a guide for further study.
Categories: Drama

Women as Hamlet

Women as Hamlet

ran four weeks, and in 1868 she returned as Petruchio and Hamlet (twenty
performances). ... 'For the outward representation of a female Hamlet, Mother
Nature probably had not gifted any other woman, none, with such splendid
genius and ...

Author: Tony Howard

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521864664

Category: Drama

Page: 329

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A study of actresses playing the role of Hamlet on stage and screen.
Categories: Drama

Hamlet

Hamlet

Author: Michael E. Mooney

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106019564803

Category: Drama

Page: 145

View: 576

Categories: Drama

The Mother and the Politics of Representation in Modern Chinese Fiction

The Mother and the Politics of Representation in Modern Chinese Fiction

The story women writers tell of the unmothered daughter becomes , in Mao Dun's
" Disillusionment , " the story of the daughter's un - mothering ... 5Carolyn
Heilbrun , Hamlet's Mother and Other Women ( New York : Ballantine , 1990 )
160 .

Author: Sally Taylor Lieberman

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D01071132J

Category:

Page: 572

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Hamlet and Related Readings

Hamlet and Related Readings

CAROLYN G. HEILBRUN Heilbrun, Carolyn G. Hamlet's Mother and Other
Women. New York: Ballantine, 1990. To understand Gertrude properly, it is only
necessary to examine the lines Shakespeare has chosen for her to say. She is,
except ...

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher:

ISBN: 039578400X

Category: English literature

Page: 350

View: 425

Categories: English literature

Shakespeare and Italy

Shakespeare and Italy

2 Notes I am taking these interpretations from Janet Adelman , Suffocating
Mothers : Fantasies of Maternal Origin in ... 194 - 210 ; Carolyn G . Heilbrun ,
Hamlet ' s Mother and Other Women : Feminist Essays on Literature ( London :
The ...

Author: Holger Michael Klein

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015050184491

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 517

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This interdisciplinary Shakespeare yearbook is offered in four parts and covers reception, appropriation, translation including Shakespeare in Italian Romanticism, sources and cultures, representation and misrepresentation and intertextuality plus reviews.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Library Journal

Library Journal

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000071180206

Category: Libraries

Page:

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Categories: Libraries

The Necessary Shakespeare

The Necessary Shakespeare

Hamlet See also, under Shakespeare's Language, Donawerth; under The
Tragedies, Barker, Bradley, Brooke, Goldman, Holloway, Kirsch, Mack, Mack Jr.,
Rosen, and Whitaker; ... Heilbrun, Carolyn G. Hamlet's Mother and Other Women.

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: UOM:39015059240112

Category: Drama

Page: 1027

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Extracted from the best-selling Complete Works of Shakespeare, 5/e by David Bevington, The Necessary Shakespeare offers the most comprehensive scholarly apparatus, with the most often taught-necessary-of Shakespeare's work, creating a truly concise yet complete anthology. This anthology provides extensive introductions to the plays and poems-offering discussion topics, sources for each play, and the stage history of performances. Readers interested in Shakespeare.
Categories: Drama

Telling it Slant

Telling it Slant

British Women Modernists and the Experimental Novel Jane Marie Garrity.
Guiguet , Jean . ... Writing for Their Lives : The Modernist Women 1910-1940 .
London : The Women's Press ... Heilbrun , Carolyn . Hamlet's Mother and Other
Women .

Author: Jane Marie Garrity

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:C3384576

Category:

Page: 462

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Carolyn G Heilbrun

Carolyn G  Heilbrun

In the eleven of these books that have appeared to date, Heilbrun, under the pseudonym Amanda Cross, draws from her academic background to create her own woman in literature: college professor/amateur detective Kate Fansler.

Author: Julia B. Boken

Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA

ISBN: UOM:39015038153410

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 156

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The titles of two of her best-known books, Reinventing Womanhood and Writing a Woman's Life, articulate the issues that have increasingly come to engage scholar and mystery writer Carolyn G. Heilbrun over the course of her nearly four-decade career: how important it is for women to script their own lives and how useful the study of women in literature can be in attaining this goal. In this first book-length study of Heilbrun's life and work, author Julia B. Boken analyzes the myriad ways Heilbrun has devoted herself to the advancement of women - in life and in writing. One of the less likely expressions of this devotion - that is, for a distinguished professor (since 1992 emerita) of literature at Columbia University - is Heilbrun's series of detective novels. In the eleven of these books that have appeared to date, Heilbrun, under the pseudonym Amanda Cross, draws from her academic background to create her own woman in literature: college professor/amateur detective Kate Fansler. Boken nimbly and compellingly demonstrates how in the course of solving all kinds of mysteries - literary as well as criminal - this acutely intelligent and fiercely independent sleuth elucidates, even as she enacts, the social, cultural, and feminist concerns central to Heilbrun. While Heilbrun's detective stories evidence the influence of her favorite mystery writer, Dorothy Sayers, Heilbrun's formidable collection of scholarly writings represents not only her early interest in feminism and feminist literary criticism but the enormous breadth and depth of her study of philosophy and English literature. In works such as Toward a Recognition of Androgeny (1973) and Hamlet's Mother and Other Women (1990), Heilbrun scrutinizes the foundations of Western representations of gender, recasting figures as diverse as Shakespeare's Gertrude, Freud's Oedipus, and Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway to win space for the writing of women. And early works such as The Garnett Family (a 1961 study of a family of librarians, editors, and writers whose influence on English letters is renowned) and Christopher Isherwood (a 1971 study of the English author most celebrated for his stories of Hitler's Berlin) further attest to Heilbrun's erudition and mark her abiding fascination with the transformative potential of biography.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Responding to Literature

Responding to Literature

Stanford. Carolyn G. Heilbrun. "The Character of Hamlets Mother" from
HAMLET'S MOTHER AND OTHER WOMEN. Copyright © 1990 by Carolyn G.
Heilbrun. Reprinted by permission of Ellen Levine Literary Agency, Inc. Judy
Page Heitzman, ...

Author: Stanford

Publisher: Mayfield Publishing Company

ISBN: 0767406370

Category: Literary Criticism

Page:

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Categories: Literary Criticism

Current Biography Yearbook

Current Biography Yearbook

But I also sought another idenliterature in terms of how female characters have
tity , another role . ... that printed in her 1990 collection of essays , Hamlet's
though she had sought change , she had not been Mother and Other Women ,
the piece ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:49015002849777

Category: Biography

Page:

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Categories: Biography

Demeter s Daughters

Demeter s Daughters

Within the quest plot , men might do anything : literature tells us all they have
done . Within the marriage plot women might only wait to be desired , to be wed ,
to be forgotten .... Carolyn G. Heilbrun in Hamlet's Mother And Other Women In
Wild ...

Author: Patricia Hatfield

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000021212048

Category: Demeter (Greek deity)

Page: 276

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Categories: Demeter (Greek deity)