Long Day's Journey into Night: Modernism, Post-Modernism and Maternal Loss

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Title: Long Day's Journey into Night: Modernism, Post-Modernism and Maternal Loss
Authors: Meaney, Gerardine
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/6017
Date: 2009
Abstract: Long Day's journey into Night may seem a strange starting place for a feminist analysis of modernism and post-modernism. Yet even the most conservative criticism reads this play as an enactment and embodiment of loss, specifically loss of the mother. That loss is rarely seen in the context of a more general "loss", a cultural loss of legitimacy and authenticity, endemic in and enabling modernism, articulated as "disinheritance" by an Other "coded as feminine."
Type of material: Book Chapter
Publisher: Chelsea House
Keywords: O'Neill, Eugene, 1888-1953. Long day's journey into nightO'Neill, Eugene, 1888-1953. Criticism and interpretation
Other versions: http://www.amazon.co.uk/%2522Long-Journey-Night%2522--Critical-Interpretations/dp/1604133902/
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Is part of: Bloom, H. (ed.). Long Day's Journey into Night
ISBN: 978-1604133905
Appears in Collections:English, Drama & Film Research Collection
UCD Humanities Institute Research Collection

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