Primal Scenes: Literature, Philosophy, Psychoanalysis

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Cornell University Press, Feb 1, 1988 - Hermeneutics - 342 pages
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Primal Scenes is concerned with those elements in the thought of Freud and Heidegger which make us continue to regard them as our contemporaries. It seeks to reassert their radical potential, which, the author believes, has been minimized as as critics celebrate the radicality of Lacan, Derrida, and others.
 

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With considerable knowledge and ingenuity, Lukacher adapts Freud's notion of the primal scene to describe both "the interpretive impasse that arises when a reader has good reason to believe that the ... Read full review

Contents

Preface
11
Introduction
19
The Primal Scene and the Ends of Metaphysics
45
Prosopopoeia
68
Interdictions
97
Freud and the WolfMan
136
Mallarmes
168
Shakespeare in the Ear of Hegel
178
Marxs Reading of Balzac
236
BenjaminDickensFreud
275
Postscript
337
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Ned Lukacher is Professor of English at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is the author of Primal Scenes: Literature, Philosophy, Psychoanalysis and Daemonic Figures: Shakespeare and the Question of Conscience.

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