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Contents 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