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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Far from being merely regressive, art thus can reveal possibilities for the loss of self that otherwise would remain undreamt of. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts.

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Sign in to use this feature. Science Logic and Mathematics. Reginald Jackson – – Philosophy 18 Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. To have no bounds to one’s desires is thus to lack definition as a self. Paradoxically, the realistic novel offers a less fully human view of desire than the literature of the “deconstructed” self. In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus.


In the dream, “from the host of berwani unconscious desires, a ‘happy few’ are selected. This article has no associated abstract. Character and Desire in Literature By. Bersani, using 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. The first, drawn from Racine, Flaubert, Stendhal, James, Lawrence, and miscellaneous Realists, dramatizes conflicts between passions and the “”limiting structures”” of sublimation. Oxford Literary Review 4 2: By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

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. Monthly downloads Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart. Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves.

Be the first to discover new talent! A Future for Astyanax deserves to be read widely and studied with care. He has done so with clarity, discrimination, and a sense of the complexity of the issues he writes about. Viirastuse Ja Illusiooni Vahel: Maria Einman – – Methis: Shorter Reviews for further discussion. Studia Humaniora Estonica 11 Jottkandt -. No categories specified categorize this paper. Leo Bersani – – Oup Usa. Brown, Marcuse, and Laing, Bersani celebrates this liberation as “”a psychology of.


The value of literature, and criticism, is to teach us about desire and its relation to a fragmented or unified self.

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Such literature shows, implicidy, a recognition of the fundamental deceptions about the self and desire astyaanax which the classical novel was based.

Literatures of the “deconstructed” self use equally complex and varied devices. Bishop Butler’s Refutation of Psychological Hedonism. He is not likely to succeed at this because his theory is fragmentary and highly speculative, and presented with forbidding density and complacent abstraction.

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Allying himself loosely with critics of psychoanalysis like Norman O. Bersani and Dutoit’s Forms of Being.

There was a problem adding your email address. A Future for Astyanax: Jay Clayton – – Critical Inquiry 16 1: