Undergrounds of the Phantom of the Opera by Jerrold E. Hogle
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Undergrounds of the "Phantom of the Opera"
By Jerrold E. Hogle

The Undergrounds of the "Phantom of the Opera"

Sublimation and the Gothic in Leroux's Novel and its Progeny

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Undergrounds of the Phantom of the Opera by Jerrold E. Hogle

Book Description

This is the most comprehensive analytical study ever done of The Phantom of the Opera in its many different versions from the original Gaston Leroux novel to the present day. It proposes answers to the question, 'why do we keep needing this story told and retold in the Western world?' by revealing the history of deep cultural tensions that underlie the novel and each major adaptation. Using extensive historical and textual evidence and drawing on perspectives from several theories of cultural study, this book argues that we need this tale told and reconfigured because it provides us ways to both confront and disguise how we have fashioned our senses of identity in the Western middle class. The Phantom of the Opera - in varying ways over time - turns out like the 'Gothic' tradition it extends, to be deeply connected to Western self-fashioning in the face of conflicted attitudes about class, gender, race, religious beliefs, Freudian psychology, economic and international tensions, and especially the shifting and permeable boundaries between 'high' and 'low' culture. This book should interest all students of the history of Western culture, as well as those especially fascinated by Gothic fiction, opera, musical theatre, and film.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780312293468
ISBN-10: 0312293461
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Pages: 277
Imprint: St Martin's Press
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Publish Date: 30-May-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jerrold E. Hogle

JERROLD E. HOGLE is University Distinguished Professor in the Department of English and the Program in Comparative Cultural and Literary Studies at the University of Arizona. A Guggenheim, Mellon, and Lily Endowment Fellow, he has published widely on Romantic literature, literary and cultural theory, and Gothic fictions of many kinds. His best-known previous book is Shelley's Process from Oxford University Press, and he is currently Past President of the International Gothic Association, as well as a frequent guest editor for the journal Gothic Studies and editor of the forthcoming Cambridge Companion to Gothic Fiction for the Cambridge University Press.

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