Table of contents for The ethics of mourning / R. Clifton Spargo.

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Introduction. Toward an Ethics of Mourning 1
 Ethics Versus Morality 00
 When Mourning is Ethical 00
 The Ethical Imagination and the Defense of the Other 00
 Revising Impossibility 00
 From Literature to Ethics, and Back Again 00
Chapter 1. "Look you now what follows": Mourning and Substitution in Hamlet 00
 The Emergence of a Norm 00
 Contra Freud 00
 The Argument Against Substitution 00
 "Good Hamlet" and the Absent Father 00
 "Look you now what follows" 00
 Conclusion 00
Chapter 2. Lyrical Economy and the Question of Alterity 00
 Demodocos's Song: the Economic Plot of Lyric 00
 The Statements of Economy in Renaissance Elegy 00
 "Adventure most unto itself": Dickinson, the Home, and Identity 00
 Come Again, Odysseus 00
 The Dissatisfactions of Economy 00
Chapter 3. The Ethical Rhetoric of Anti-Elegy 00
 How Modern is Your Grief? 00
 Belated Mourners 00
 The Paradox of Intimacy 00
 Toward Reciprocity: Shelley's "Adonais" 00
 The Defensiveness of Elegy 00
Chapter 4. Wishful Reciprocity in Thomas Hardy's Poems of 1912-13 00
 Reciprocity, Redux 00
 Addressing the Other Who Beckons 00
 The "Dull'd" Example of Responsiveness 00
 Doing Without Ceremony 00
 The Orphean Specter of Hardy's Mourning 00
 A Remembrance Beyond Reproach 00
Chapter 5. The Bad Conscience of American Holocaust Elegy: The Example of Randall Jarrell 00
 The Rhetoric of Grief 00
 Mourning as the Occasion of History: "A Camp in the Prussian Forest" 00
 Mock-pastoral Sensibility and the Holocaust Elegy 00
 The Cessation of the Personal Idiom 00
Chpater 6 The Holocaust She Walks In: Sylvia Plath and the Demise of Lyrical Selfhood 259
 Reviewing Ariel, Once More 00
 Sacrifice, History, and the Personal Idiom: "Mary's Song" 00
 "Daddy" and the Moral Difficulty of Making Nazis Familiar 00
 Grief's Impossible Redemptions 00
The Ethics of Mourning

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: English literature History and criticism, Mourning customs in literature, Elegiac poetry, American History and criticism, Elegiac poetry, English History and criticism, American literature History and criticism, Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), in literature, Loss (Psychology) in literature, Ethics in literature, Grief in literature, Death in literature