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Fwd: various entries about incest in literature

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Date: Sat, 18 Dec 2004 16:12:24 -0300
From: Jansy Berndt de Souza Mello <>

'Christabel,' 'King Lear,' and the Cinderella folktale

"The Cinderella folktale of father-daughter incest influenced Samuel Taylor
Coleridge's ballad, 'Christabel.'"

Contains: Content Analysis

Author: Welch, Dennis M.

From: Papers on Language & Literature Summer 1996 (v32 n3) Start Page: p291(24)

Keywords: Cinderella, incest

Access Restrictions: NL

Patriarchy and Incest from Shakespeare to Joyce. By Jane M. Ford. Gainesville:
University Press of Florida, 1998. xiii + 202 pp. $49.95.

The very scope of Ford's book guarantees that most readers will, at various
points, be unfamiliar with the play or novel being analyzed. For many readers
who are not Shakespeareans, for instance, Pericles is a distant memory; Henry
VIII, the authorship of which is open to debate, may be even more remote. Yet
these two plays, along with the more familiar Midsummer Night's Dream, The
Tempest and King Lear, carry the weight of Ford's examination of the incest
theme in Shakespeare's oeuvre. The breadth of Ford's representative authors and
works suggests the ubiquity of the incest theme in literature, as do the
introductory chapters, which provide a useful survey of the history and theory
of father/daughter incest.

The selection above was taken from a collection C. Kunin researched and that
might interest VN-List readers.

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