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Desire : love stories in Western culture

Author: Catherine Belsey
Publisher: Oxford, UK ; Cambridge, Mass. : Blackwell, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the light of poststructuralist theory, and with reference to the work of Lacan and Derrida in particular, Catherine Belsey argues that fiction - including poetry, drama and film - is paradoxically  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Belsey
ISBN: 0631168133 9780631168133 0631168141 9780631168140
OCLC Number: 30109197
Description: x, 232 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Reading love stories --
Desire in theory: Freud, Lacan, Derrida --
Postmodern love --
Adultery in King Arthur's Court: Chretien, Malory, Tennyson --
John Donne's worlds of desire --
Demon lovers --
Futures: desire and utopia.
Responsibility: Catherine Belsey.

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