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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Literatures of the “deconstructed” self use equally complex and varied devices.
Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. Such a recognition is “the necessary point of departure” p. Many classic novelists show, in different ways, the conflict between unity of self and desire; in so doing they implicidy undermine the traditional novel.
Here are two views of the self: A Future for Astyanax: Brown, Marcuse, and Laing, Bersani celebrates this liberation as “”a psychology of. Paradoxically, the realistic novel offers a less fully human view of desire than the bfrsani of the “deconstructed” self.
He is not likely to succeed at this because his theory is fragmentary and highly speculative, and presented with forbidding density and complacent abstraction.
Character and Desire in Literature Review. Gender, Desire, and Sexuality in T. The adult self A requires a conflict with other adults: There was a problem adding your email address. Bersani intends his criticism to encourage a “”psychic mobility”” beyond “”the tyrannical rigidities of both sublimated desire”” and aatyanax obsession.
A Future For Astyanax by Leo Bersani
From the Publisher via CrossRef no proxy euppublishing. Contact Contact Us Help. Potential Not To Be: In the density of its textual analysis, in its philosophically suggestive account of desire and the self, in its creative use of recent French criticism, and in the clarity and scope of its perspective on the realistic novel, Bersani’s book is very impressive. Effects and Affects of Theory: Patrick Ffrench – – Film-Philosophy 9 1.
Thus, either desire cannot “be spoken” p. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. No categories specified categorize this paper. Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.
A Future For Astyanax
Character and Desire in Literature. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. Bersani, using a psychoanalytic framework, shows why psychoanalysis would be mistaken to think of this literature of the “deconstructed” self as merely regressive. Be the first to discover new talent! Please provide an email address.
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The Fictions of Life and of Art. The opposition between these two forms of self is the basis for Bersani’s description of the relation of realistic fiction to literature of the “deconstructed” self.
The first, drawn from Racine, Flaubert, Stendhal, James, Lawrence, and miscellaneous Realists, dramatizes conflicts between passions and the “”limiting structures”” of sublimation. History of Western Philosophy. From Character and Desire to Force and Choreography.
Sign in Create an account. Leo Bersani – Maria Einman – – Methis: Character and Desire in Literature, by Leo Bersani; pp. Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. David Carrier – – Philosophy and Literature 1 3: