Wallace Stevens: A Lacanian Reading


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Wallace Stevens' complex poetry often eludes the grasp of the most tenacious reader. This critical text attempts an intensive reading of the most obscure verses through the hermeneutical lens of psychoanalytic criticism. Using Lacanian theory, the book corroborates the suspicion of various critics regarding Stevens' psychical health, examining the nature of its crisis and the cause. Avoiding intentional fallacy, the work concentrates on Stevens' language itself, revealing a use of symbols that characterize neurosis, thus ...

Wallace Stevens: A Lacanian Reading 2012, McFarland & Company, Jefferson

ISBN-13: 9780786464579

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