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The Fictional father : Lacanian readings of the text / edited by Robert Con Davis.

Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, 1981.
ISBN 0870231111, 9780870231117

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Other Title Lacanian readings of the text.
Other Authors Davis, Robert Con, 1948-
Subjects American fiction -- History and criticism.
American fiction.
English fiction -- History and criticism.
English fiction.
English-speaking countries.
Fathers in literature.
Lacan, Jacques, 1901-1981.
Novela americana -- Historia y crítica -- Discursos, ensayos, conferencias.
Pères dans la littérature.
Psicoanálisis y literatura -- Discursos, ensayos, conferencias.
Psychanalyse et littérature.
Psychoanalysis and literature -- English-speaking countries.
Psychoanalysis and literature.
Roman américain -- Histoire et critique.
Roman anglais -- Histoire et critique.
Vater (Motiv)
Description 206 pages ; 24 cm
Copyright Date 1981.
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Also issued online.
Summary Stressing parallels between textual strategies and the symbolic processes of the human mind, Davis shows how Lacanian theory draws from Freudian thought to reveal the narrative function of the Symbolic Father.
Contents Critical introduction: The discourse of the father / Robert Con Davis -- Paternity and the subject in Bleak House / Thomas A. Hanzo -- "The captive king": the absent father in Melville's text / Régis Durand -- A clown's inquest into paternity: fathers, dead or alive, in Ulysses and Finnegans wake / Jean-Michel Rabaté -- Fathers in Faulkner / André Bleikasten -- The dead father in Faulkner / John T. Irwin -- Post-modern paternity: Donald Barthelme's The dead father / Robert Con Davis -- Epilogue: The discourse of Jacques Lacan / Robert Con Davis.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Sacan, Jacques.
Geographic Area United States
Great Britain
Network Numbers (OCoLC)6943231
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat


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