Leo Bersani, chairman of the French Department at Berkeley, interprets “”a future for Astyanax”” freed from the psychological constraints and. Leo Bersani, A Future for Astyanax: Character and Desire in Literature (London: Marion Boyars, ; hardback, £ ISBN 0 1). Show full title. Ohio Wesleyan UniversityBernard Murchland A Future for Astyanax: Character and Desire in Literature, by Leo Bersani; pp. xii & Boston & Toronto: Litde.

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Paradoxically, the realistic novel offers a less fully human view of desire than the literature of the “deconstructed” self. Contact Contact Us Help. Sign in Create an account. Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus.

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Bersani, using a psychoanalytic framework, shows why psychoanalysis would be mistaken to think of this literature of the “deconstructed” self as merely regressive. Patrick Ffrench – – Film-Philosophy 9 1. Leo Bersani, chairman of the French Department at Berkeley, interprets this illicit exchange of favors as an allegory of psychological liberation: No categories specified categorize this paper.

Find it on Scholar. Effects and Affects of Theory: The Culture of Redemption. In the dream, “from the host of our unconscious desires, a ‘happy few’ are selected. Added to PP index Total downloads 2of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 1of 2, How can I increase my downloads? The first, drawn from Racine, Flaubert, Stendhal, James, Lawrence, and miscellaneous Realists, dramatizes conflicts between passions and the “”limiting structures”” of sublimation.


By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms ftuure Service. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. To have no bounds to one’s desires is thus to lack definition as a self. A Future for Astyanax: Reginald Jackson – – Philosophy 18 Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert.

A the sublimated, “tamed” desires, of berswni unified “adult” self; B the omnipotent play of limitless fantasy, without the presence of a stable self.

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Such literature shows, implicidy, a recognition of the fundamental deceptions about the self and desire upon which astyanac classical novel was based. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. Thus, either desire cannot “be spoken” p. Bersani intends his criticism to encourage a “”psychic mobility”” beyond “”the tyrannical rigidities of both sublimated desire”” and pornographic obsession.

Character and Desire in Literature, by Leo Bersani; pp.

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Maria Einman – – Methis: The “deconstructed” self B fails to recognize the existence of other selves, and hence is really not a self at all. Leo Bersani – Science Logic and Mathematics.


Oxford Literary Review 4 2: Gender, Desire, and Lo in T. David Carrier – – Philosophy and Literature 1 3: Viirastuse Ja Illusiooni Vahel: History of Western Philosophy. Leo Bersani – – University of Chicago Press. He is not likely to succeed at asyyanax because his theory is fragmentary and highly speculative, and presented with forbidding density and complacent abstraction.

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Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves. Such a recognition is “the necessary point of departure” p. Far from being merely regressive, art thus can reveal possibilities for the loss berszni self that otherwise would remain undreamt of.

But he places much knowledge and intelligence on display, and the reader with a learned and resolute curiosity about literary psychology will find his analyses of individual works and authors absorbing.

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