Becoming female : the male body in greek tragedy / Katrina Cawthorn.

By: Cawthorn, Katrina
Material type: TextText; Format: print Publisher: London : Duckworth, 2008Description: IX, 188 p. ; 24 cmISBN: 978-0-7156-3712-8Subject(s): Human body in literature | Greek drama (Tragedy) -- History and criticism | Masculinity in literature | Cuerpo humano en la literatura | Tragedia griega -- Historia y crítica
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Introduction : imagining the classical body -- The suffering body : logos and soma -- The female body and the dissonance of suffering -- The precarious male body -- Heracles' body : becoming female -- Coda: tragedy's engendered dissolutions.

An examination of the body in classical Athenian tragedy, this title reconsiders the figure of the male tragic hero, making use of both feminist and body theory.

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