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Spargo, R. Clifton

Overview
Works: 9 works in 59 publications in 2 languages and 4,825 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biographical fiction  Elegies  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS3619.P345, 813.6
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by R. Clifton Spargo
After representation? : the Holocaust, literature, and culture by R. Clifton Spargo( )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Polish and held by 2,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After Representation? explores one of the major issues in Holocaust studies - the intersection of culture and memory in artistic expression, particularly within literature. What imaginative literature brings to the study of the Holocaust is an ability to test the limits of language and its conventions. After Representation? explores the changing meaning of the Holocaust for different generations, audiences, and contexts."--Jacket
Vigilant memory : Emmanuel Lévinas, the Holocaust, and the unjust death by R. Clifton Spargo( )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Beginning from a reevaluation of famously inconsolable mourners ranging from Niobe to Hamlet, R. Clifton Spargo discerns the tendency of all grief to depend at least temporarily upon the refusal of consolation. By disrupting the traditional social and psychological functions of grief, the resistant mourner transforms mourning into a profoundly ethical act. Spargo finds such examples of ethical mourning in opposition to socially acceptable expressions of grief throughout the English and American elegiac tradition. Drawing on the work of Paul Ricoeur, Bernard Williams, and Emmanuel Levinas, his book explores the ethical dimensions of anti-consolatory grief through astute readings of a wide range of texts - including Hamlet and works by Milton and Renaissance elegists; more recent poetry by Dickinson, Shelley, and Hardy; and American Holocaust elegies by Sylvia Plath and Randall Jarrell."--Jacket
The ethics of mourning : grief and responsibility in elegiac literature by R. Clifton Spargo( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Beginning from a reevaluation of famously inconsolable mourners ranging from Niobe to Hamlet, R. Clifton Spargo discerns the tendency of all grief to depend at least temporarily upon the refusal of consolation. By disrupting the traditional social and psychological functions of grief, the resistant mourner transforms mourning into a profoundly ethical act. Spargo finds such examples of ethical mourning in opposition to socially acceptable expressions of grief throughout the English and American elegiac tradition. Drawing on the work of Paul Ricoeur, Bernard Williams, and Emmanuel Levinas, his book explores the ethical dimensions of anti-consolatory grief through astute readings of a wide range of texts - including Hamlet and works by Milton and Renaissance elegists; more recent poetry by Dickinson, Shelley, and Hardy; and American Holocaust elegies by Sylvia Plath and Randall Jarrell."--Jacket
Beautiful fools : the last affair of Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald : a novel by R.Clifton Spargo( Book )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and Polish and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1939 Scott is living in Hollywood, a virulent alcoholic and deeply in debt. Despite his relationship with gossip columnist Sheila Graham, he remains fiercely loyal to Zelda, his soul mate and muse. In an attempt to fuse together their fractured marriage, Scott arranges a trip to Cuba, where, after a disastrous first night in Havana, the couple runs off to a beach resort outside the city. But even in paradise, Scott and Zelda cannot escape the dangerous intensity of their relationship
Literary approaches to the Bible, old and new( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trauma and the specters of enslavement in Morrison's Beloved by R. Clifton Spargo( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elegy as narrative : the relation to the other in the work of mourning by R. Clifton Spargo( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

MUSIC IN REVIEW( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

To invent as presumptuously as real life : parody and the cultural memory of Anne Frank in Roth's The ghost writer by R. Clifton Spargo( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Vigilant memory : Emmanuel Lévinas, the Holocaust, and the unjust death
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Vigilant memory : Emmanuel Lévinas, the Holocaust, and the unjust deathThe ethics of mourning : grief and responsibility in elegiac literature
Languages
English (56)

Polish (3)