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Rhetoric and Culture in Lacan

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ISBN-10: 0521497655

ISBN-13: 9780521497657

Edition: 1996

Authors: Gilbert D. Chaitin, Anthony Cascardi, Richard Macksey

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This is the first book to explore the full range and import of Lacans theory of poetry and its relationship to his understanding of the subject and historicity. Gilbert Chaitins lucid and accessible study of this famously complex thinker shows how Lacan moves beyond the traditionally hostile polarities of mythos and logos, poetics and philosophy, to conceive of the subject as a complex interplay between psychoanalysis, rationality and history. Lacans incorporation of historical necessity into the formation of subjectivity enables him to illuminate the role literature plays in the creation of selfhood. Lacans metaphor of the subject, Chaitin argues, draws not only on Saussure, Jakobson,…    
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Book details

List price: $42.95
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/15/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 292
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Treeing Lacan, or the meaning of metaphor
A being of significance
From logic to ethics: transference and the letter
Desire and culture: transference and the other
The subject and the symbolic order: Historicity, mathematics, poetry
Conclusion: Lacan and contemporary criticism
Bibliography
Index