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When fathers murder sons: male melancholy in Dostoyevsky, Mailer and Murakami

Hartley, Leslie 2014, When fathers murder sons: male melancholy in Dostoyevsky, Mailer and Murakami, Ph.D. thesis, School of Communication and Creative Arts, Deakin University.

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Title When fathers murder sons: male melancholy in Dostoyevsky, Mailer and Murakami
Author Hartley, Leslie
Institution Deakin University
School School of Communication and Creative Arts
Faculty Faculty of Arts and Education
Degree type Research doctorate
Degree name Ph.D.
Thesis advisor McCulloch Ann
Date submitted 2014-10
Keyword(s) male melancholia
nineteenth century literature
filicide
Summary  This thesis identifies what is unique about male melancholia as represented in literary texts from the nineteenth century to the present. It argues that male melancholia is written into western civilisation and sustained as a necessity for social order and that it involves male violence towards its male offspring by the father.
Language eng
Field of Research 200524 Comparative Literature Studies
200525 Literary Theory
Socio Economic Objective 929999 Health not elsewhere classified
Description of original 151 pages
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Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30074362

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