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The Tale of Bluebeard in German Literature: From the Eighteenth Century to the Present
Bluebeard, in which women are slaughtered by a monstrous husband and their bodies hidden in a horrible chamber, is the most hair-raising of tales; yet with its happy ending, it also has a Utopian force. Using the idiom of literary criticism, this study considers Bluebeard texts as a seismograph of gender politics and of the process of civilization from 17th-century France ...more
Hardcover, 296 pages
Published April 1st 2001 by OUP Oxford
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