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Description - Writing and Madness by Shoshana Felman

This work explores the relations between literature, philosophy, and psychoanalysis through studies of Balzac, Nerval, Flaubert, and James, as well as Lacan, Foucault, and Derrida. It seeks the specificity of literature in its relation to what culture excludes under the label "madness". Why and how do literary writers reclaim the discourse of the madman, and how does this reclaiming reveal something essential about the relation between literature and power, as well as between literature and knowledge? Every literary text continues to communicate with madness - with what has been excluded, decreed abnormal, unacceptable - by dramatizing a revitalized relation between sense and nonsense, reason and unreason, the readable and the unreadable.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780804744492
ISBN-10: 0804744491
Format: Paperback / softback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Stanford University Press
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publish Date: 31-Jan-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Shoshana Felman

Shoshana Felman is Thomas E. Donnelley Professor of French and Comparative Literature at Yale University. Her books include Literature and Psychoanalysis, Testimony, and (most recently) The Juridical Unconscious: Trials and Traumas in the Twentieth Century. Her The Scandal of the Speaking Body: Don Juan with J. L. Austin, or Seduction in Two Languages, is being reissued in a new edition by Stanford University Press, with a Foreword by Stanley Cavell and an Afterword by Judith Butler.

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