Faulkner: The Return of the Repressed

Faulkner: The Return of the Repressed

by Doreen Fowler
     
 

Doreen Fowler's Faulkner: The Return of the Repressed is only the second book-length pychoanalytic interpretation of Faulkner's oeuvre and the first to be predicated on Lacanian theory as modified by Kristeva and Chodorow. Fowler exposes psychic conflicts that drive Faulkner's fiction and posits from them an underlying tension between the desire for difference

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Doreen Fowler's Faulkner: The Return of the Repressed is only the second book-length pychoanalytic interpretation of Faulkner's oeuvre and the first to be predicated on Lacanian theory as modified by Kristeva and Chodorow. Fowler exposes psychic conflicts that drive Faulkner's fiction and posits from them an underlying tension between the desire for difference and wholeness, between the mother and the father, between the living body and death.

University of Virginia Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813917276
Publisher:
University of Virginia Press
Publication date:
08/28/1997
Pages:
215
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.23(h) x 0.91(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Abbreviations
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Faulkner's "Heart in Conflict"1
1"The Beautiful One" in The Sound and the Fury32
2The Displaced Mother: As I Lay Dying48
3Law and Desire in Light in August64
4Reading for the Repressed: Absalom, Absalom!95
5Renouncing the Phallus: Go Down, Moses128
Epilogue: Lacan, Faulkner, and the Power of the Word167
Notes173
Works Cited200
Index209

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