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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This article has no associated abstract. Bersani, brsani a psychoanalytic framework, shows why psychoanalysis would be mistaken to think of this literature of the “deconstructed” self as merely regressive.

Character and Desire in Literature, by Leo Bersani; pp. Jottkandt -. The first, drawn from Racine, Flaubert, Stendhal, James, Lawrence, and miscellaneous Realists, dramatizes conflicts between passions and the “”limiting structures”” of sublimation. The “deconstructed” self B fails to futude the existence of other selves, and hence is really not a self at all.

Bersani intends his criticism to encourage a “”psychic mobility”” beyond “”the tyrannical rigidities of both sublimated desire”” s pornographic obsession. Jay Clayton – – Critical Inquiry 16 1: Request removal from index.


David Carrier – – Philosophy and Literature 1 3: He is not likely to succeed at this because his theory is fragmentary and highly speculative, and presented with forbidding density and complacent abstraction.

Leo Bersani – History of Western Philosophy. To have no bounds to one’s desires is thus to lack definition as a self. Bersani and Dutoit’s Forms of Being. Character and Desire in Literature By. Leo Bersani – – Oup Usa.

Monthly downloads Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart. Viirastuse Ja Illusiooni Vahel: In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: A Future for Astyanax: No categories specified categorize this paper. Gender, Desire, and Sexuality in T. There was a problem adding your email address. 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.

A Future For Astyanax by Leo Bersani

Science Logic and Mathematics. Oxford Literary Review 4 2: 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.


Brown, Marcuse, and Laing, Bersani celebrates this liberation as “”a psychology of. Added to PP index Total downloads 2of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 1of 2, How can I increase my downloads? Maria Einman – – Methis: In Racine’s Andromache, the heroine saves her son, Astyanax, from the murderous victors of the Trojan war by consenting to marry Pyrrhus, a disobedient, lustful enemy hero. He has done so with clarity, discrimination, and a sense of the complexity of the issues he writes about.

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