Psychoanalysis and the Subject of Literature
By (author) Jean-Michel Rabate
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Jacques Lacan by Jean-Michel Rabate
Book DescriptionThe French theorist Jacques Lacan has always been called a "literary" theoretician. This is a study of his literary analyses and examples, with an account of the importance of literature in the building of his highly original system of thought. Jean-Michel Rabate offers a systematic genealogy of Lacan's theory of literature, reconstructing a doctrine based upon Freudian insights, and revitalized through close readings of authors as diverse as Poe, Gide, Shakespeare, Plato, Claudel, Genet, Duras and Joyce. Not simply an essay about Lacan's influences or style, this book shows how the emergence of key terms like the "letter" and the "symptom" would not have been possible without innovative readings of literary texts.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780333793046
(222mm x 141mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 21-Feb-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Handbook of Modernism Studies, Paperback (December 2015)
Featuring the latest research findings and exploring the fascinating interplay of modernist authors and intellectual luminaries, from Beckett and Kafka to Derrida and Adorno, this bold new collection of essays gives students a deeper grasp of key texts in modernist literature.
1922, Hardback (March 2015)
This book examines key aspects of culture and history in 1922, a year made famous by the publication of several modernist masterpieces.
Cambridge Introduction to Literature and Psychoanalysis, Paperback (September 2014)» View all books by Jean-Michel Rabate
Taking Sigmund Freud's theories as a point of departure, Jean-Michel Rabate's book explores the intriguing ties between psychoanalysis and literature.
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Author Biography - Jean-Michel Rabate
JEAN-MICHEL RABATE is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Pennsylvania.
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