Inaugural Wounds: The Shaping of Desire in Five Nineteenth-Century English Narratives

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Desire, Jacques Lacan Suggests, Is A Condition or expression of our wounded nature. But because such desire is also unconscious, it can be expressed only indirectly, for what we consciously desire is hardly ever what we really want. Desire makes itself known, but disguises its presence - appearing, for example, in unconscious but repetitive, and sometimes even self-destructive, patterns of behavior. Informed by the voices of Freud and Lacan regarding the nature of language and desire, Inaugural Wounds examines the ways in ...

Inaugural Wounds: The Shaping of Desire in Five Nineteenth-Century English Narratives 2004, Ohio University Press

ISBN-13: 9780821415634

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