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Lecia Rosenthal, Mourning Modernism: Literature, Catastrophe, and the Politics of Consolation (New York, NY: Fordham University Press, 2011). 176pp. ISBN: 9780823233977.

Lecia Rosenthal, Mourning Modernism: Literature, Catastrophe, and the Politics of Consolation... over Mother wasn’t wildly productive for ‘Barrie, Proust, and Barthes’. Regrettably, in Reading Boyishly, the road of excess too often leads in a circle. Jonah Corne University of Manitoba Notes 1. For Winnicott, ‘the breast’ need not be an actual breast, just as ‘the good-enough mother’ need not be the infant’s actual birth mother, cf. ‘When it is said that the first object is the breast, the word “breast’’ is used, I believe, to stand for the technique of mothering as well as for the actual flesh. It is not impossible for a mother to be a good-enough mother (in my way of putting it) with a bottle for the actual feeding’ (15). D.W. Winnicott, ‘Transitional Objects and Transitional Phenomena’, in Playing and Reality (London and New York: Routledge, 2005). 2. As Mavor acknowledges, Reading Boyishly is much indebted to Sedgwick’s essay ‘How To Bring Your Kids Up Gay: The War On Effeminate Boys’, included in Tendencies (London and New York: Routledge, 1994). Lecia Rosenthal, Mourning Modernism: Literature, Catastrophe, and the Politics of Consolation (New York, NY: Fordham University Press, 2011). 176pp. ISBN: 9780823233977. ‘Marx says that revolutions are the locomotive of world history. But perhaps it is http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Modernist Cultures Edinburgh University Press

Lecia Rosenthal, Mourning Modernism: Literature, Catastrophe, and the Politics of Consolation (New York, NY: Fordham University Press, 2011). 176pp. ISBN: 9780823233977.

Modernist Cultures , Volume 7 (1): 139 – May 1, 2012

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Edinburgh University Press
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© Edinburgh University Press 2012
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Book Reviews; Film, Media and Cultural Studies
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2041-1022
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over Mother wasn’t wildly productive for ‘Barrie, Proust, and Barthes’. Regrettably, in Reading Boyishly, the road of excess too often leads in a circle. Jonah Corne University of Manitoba Notes 1. For Winnicott, ‘the breast’ need not be an actual breast, just as ‘the good-enough mother’ need not be the infant’s actual birth mother, cf. ‘When it is said that the first object is the breast, the word “breast’’ is used, I believe, to stand for the technique of mothering as well as for the actual flesh. It is not impossible for a mother to be a good-enough mother (in my way of putting it) with a bottle for the actual feeding’ (15). D.W. Winnicott, ‘Transitional Objects and Transitional Phenomena’, in Playing and Reality (London and New York: Routledge, 2005). 2. As Mavor acknowledges, Reading Boyishly is much indebted to Sedgwick’s essay ‘How To Bring Your Kids Up Gay: The War On Effeminate Boys’, included in Tendencies (London and New York: Routledge, 1994). Lecia Rosenthal, Mourning Modernism: Literature, Catastrophe, and the Politics of Consolation (New York, NY: Fordham University Press, 2011). 176pp. ISBN: 9780823233977. ‘Marx says that revolutions are the locomotive of world history. But perhaps it is

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Published: May 1, 2012

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