The Purloined Poe: Lacan, Derrida, and Psychoanalytic Reading / Edition 1

The Purloined Poe: Lacan, Derrida, and Psychoanalytic Reading / Edition 1

by John P. Muller
     
 

Jacques Lacan's seminar on "The Purloined Letter" at once challenged literary theorists and revealed a radically new conception of psychoanalysis. His far-reaching claims about language and truth provoked a vigorous critique by Jacques Derrida, whose essay in turn has spawned further responses from Barbara Johnson, Jane Gallop, Irene Harvey, Norman Holland, and

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Jacques Lacan's seminar on "The Purloined Letter" at once challenged literary theorists and revealed a radically new conception of psychoanalysis. His far-reaching claims about language and truth provoked a vigorous critique by Jacques Derrida, whose essay in turn has spawned further responses from Barbara Johnson, Jane Gallop, Irene Harvey, Norman Holland, and others.

Johns Hopkins University Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801832932
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
01/19/1988
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
412
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.92(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
1Poe and Lacan1
1Text of "The Purloined Letter," with Notes3
2Seminar on "The Purloined Letter," translated by Jeffrey Mehlman28
3Lacan's Seminar on "The Purloined Letter": Overview55
4Lacan's Seminar on "The Purloined Letter": Map of the Text77
5Lacan's Seminar on "The Purloined Letter": Notes to the Text83
2On Psychoanalytic Reading99
6Selections from The Life and Works of Edgar Allan Poe: A Psycho-analytic Interpretation101
7On Reading Poetry: Reflections on the Limits and Possibilities of Psychoanalytic Approaches133
3Derrida and Responses157
8The Challenge of Deconstruction159
9The Purveyor of Truth, translated by Alan Bass173
10The Frame of Reference: Poe, Lacan, Derrida213
11Structures of Exemplarity in Poe, Freud, Lacan, and Derrida252
12The American other268
4Other Readings283
13Narratorial Authority and "The Purloined Letter"285
14Re-covering "The Purloined Letter": Reading as a Personal Transaction307
15The Shadow's Shadow: The Motif of the Double in Edgar Allan Poe's "The Purloined Letter"323
16A Note on Time in "The Purloined Letter"335
17Negation in "The Purloined Letter": Hegel, Poe, and Lacan343
References369
Contributors383
Index385

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