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The Purloined Poe: Lacan, Derrida and Psychoanalytic Reading

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In 1956 Jacques Lacan proposed an interpretation of Edgar Allan Poe's "Purloined Letter" that at once challenged literary theorists and revealed a radical new concept of psychoanalysis. Lacan's far reaching claims about language and truth provoked a vigorous critique by Jacques Derrida, whose essay in turn spawned further responses from other writers. "The Purloined Poe" brings Poe's story together with these readings to provide a structured exercise in the elaboration of text interpretation.

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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.

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ISBN:
9780801832932
Editor:
Muller, John P.
Editor:
Richardson, William J.
Editor:
Muller, John P.
Editor:
Richardson, William J.
Author:
Muller, John P.
Author:
Muller, John P., PH.D.
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Location:
Baltimore :
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Semiotics & Theory
Subject:
Psychoanalysis and literature
Subject:
Psychology in literature
Subject:
Psychological fiction, American
Subject:
Psychological fiction, American -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.
Subject:
Lacan, Jacques
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Bibliography: p. 369-381.
Series Volume:
70
Publication Date:
19871231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
412
Dimensions:
9.08x6.22x1.04 in. 1.36 lbs.

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