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The Unintended Reader By Naomi Segal

The Unintended Reader by Naomi Segal

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This 1986 study of Manon Lescaut draws on various debates in psychoanalysis, feminism and literary criticism. It aims to analyse the narrator's presentation of this story of a young man's passion for a femme fatale and to suggest ways in which feminist criticism can help explain how the text operates.

The Unintended Reader Summary

The Unintended Reader: Feminism and Manon Lescaut by Naomi Segal

This 1986 study of Manon Lescaut draws on various debates in the fields of psychoanalysis, feminism and literary criticism. It has two principal aims: to analyse this story of a young man's passion for a femme fatale as it is presented by the narrator; and to suggest ways in which feminist criticism can help explain how the text operates. The volume is in three parts. In Part I, Dr Segal offers a close reading of Manon Lescaut in which the narrator's relationship with language is the key issue. Part II considers four central themes which are present in the text's language and structure: money, the image of the woman, the concept of the double, and fatality. In the final part the author presents a feminist critique of Freud and Lacan, and develops thereby a fascinating version of the Oedipus Complex which is brought to bear on Manon Lescaut.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Note on references; Introduction; Part I. Prose pour Des Greieux: 1. In which we meet Des Greieux and he meets Manon; 3. In which Des Grieux practises to deceive; 4. In which Des Greieux parts from father and fatherland; 5. Love and death in America; Part II. Themes: 6. Money; 7. The woman; 8. Doubles; 9. Fatality; Part III. Theory: 10. Freud: Lacan; 11. Manon; Notes; Bibliography; Translations of the passages in French; Index.

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GOR009732963
The Unintended Reader: Feminism and Manon Lescaut by Naomi Segal
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
2010-12-09
354
0521159288
9780521159289
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