Stock Image

Writing and madness

Felman, Shoshana

49 ratings by GoodReads
ISBN 10: 0804744483 / ISBN 13: 9780804744485
Published by Stanford U.P., 2003
New Condition Brand New Hardcover
From Asano Bookshop (Nagoya, AICHI, Japan) Quantity Available: 1

Available From More sellers

View all  copies of this book

This work explores the relations between literature, philosophy, and psychoanalysis through studies of Balzac, Nerval, Flaubert, and James, as well as Lacan, Foucault, and Derrida. It seeks the specificity of literature in its relation to what culture excludes under the label "madness". Bookseller Inventory # 84412

About this title:

Synopsis:

Writing and Madness is Shoshana Felman's most influential work of literary theory and criticism. Exploring the relations between literature, philosophy, and psychoanalysis through brilliant studies of Balzac, Nerval, Flaubert, and James, as well as Lacan, Foucault, and Derrida, this book seeks the specificity of literature in its relation to what culture excludes under the label "madness." Why and how do literary writers reclaim the discourse of the madman, and how does this reclaiming reveal something essential about the relation between literature and power, as well as between literature and knowledge?

Every literary text continues to communicate with madness?with what has been excluded, decreed abnormal, unacceptable, or senseless?by dramatizing a dynamically revitalized relation between sense and nonsense, reason and unreason, the readable and the unreadable. This revelation of the irreducibility of the relation between the readable and the unreadable constitutes what the author calls la chose littéraire?the literary thing.

About the Author: Shoshana Felman is Thomas E. Donnelley Professor of French and Comparative Literature at Yale University. Her books include Literature and Psychoanalysis, Testimony, and (most recently) The Juridical Unconscious: Trials and Traumas in the Twentieth Century. Her The Scandal of the Speaking Body: Don Juan with J. L. Austin, or Seduction in Two Languages, is being reissued in a new edition by Stanford University Press, with a Foreword by Stanley Cavell and an Afterword by Judith Butler.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: Writing and madness

Publisher: Stanford U.P.

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Brand New

Payment Methods

Payment Methods Accepted by Seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

PayPal

Seller Asano Bookshop
Address: Nagoya, AICHI, Japan

AbeBooks Seller Since 15 September 2010
Seller Rating 5-star rating


Terms of Sale:

We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described on the Abebooks web sites. If you're dissatisfied with your purchase (Incorrect Book/Not as Described/Damaged) or if the order hasn't arrived, you're eligible for a refund within 30 days of the estimated delivery date. If you've changed your mind about a book that you've ordered, please use the Ask bookseller a question link to contact us and we'll respond within 2 business days.


Shipping Terms:

Store Description: Books on American and British English Literature, background of Literature

Buy New
List Price:
Price: 79.06 Convert Currency
Shipping: 9.29 From Japan to U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket