Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

This 1992 book studies the importance of typographic shapes in French Renaissance literature in the context of psychoanalysis and of the history of printed writing. Focusing on the poetry of Clement Marot, Rabelais's Gargantua, Ronsard's sonnets and the Essais of Montaigne, it argues that printed characters can either supplement or betray what they appear to articulate, revealing compositional patterns that do not appear to be under authorial control. Professor Conley shows that graphic forms are crucial for the development of complex interactions of verbal and visual materials in the early years of print culture. Marot and Rabelais articulate a religious programme through the letter; Ronsard conflates the arts in poetry of the French court in the middle years of the sixteenth century; Montaigne stages the birth of the self in print and inscribes political dimensions in the relationship between the letter and meaning. This unconscious, proto-Freudian writing has complex historical relations with verbal and visual practices in the media of the twentieth century.

Buy The Graphic Unconscious in Early Modern French Writing book by Tom Conley from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780521032223
ISBN-10: 0521032229
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 14mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 14-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Graphic Unconscious in Early Modern French Writing book by Tom Conley and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Books By Author Tom Conley

Companion to Jean-Luc Godard by Tom Conley

A Companion to Jean-Luc Godard

Hardback, May 2014
Casablanca by Tom Conley


Paperback, August 2009
Vulnerable Country by Tom Conley

The Vulnerable Country

Paperback, August 2009
Cartographic Cinema by Tom Conley

Cartographic Cinema

Paperback, January 2007