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Demonstrates how psychoanalysis extends the claims of Saussurean linguistics for a science of signs, and takes the reader with great clarity and precision through a number of the most puzzling thickets of Freudian and Lacanian thought.
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Kaja Silverman is at Simon Fraser University.Review:
"Her explanations are lucid and her exemplary analysis of poetry, fiction, and film are profuse and acute."--Robert Scholes, Brown University
"Admirably thorough and lucid....Professor Silverman's meticulous unravelling of complexities...puts its case with a vigour and commitment."--Times Literary Supplement
"An excellent and important, even beautifully written book."--American Film
"A lucid and imaginative introduction to advanced semiotic research."--David E. Wellberg, Stanford University
"Highly original treatment of great interest. Brings very important and unusual material (especially from French writers) to bear on structuralism, communication, psychoanalysis, [and] anthropology."--Nur Yalman, Harvard University
"Admirably organized and written. She makes sense out of a great mass of diverse ideas....Not only a fine introduction to contemporary thought, but a positive contribution to it."--Christopher Collins, New York University
"Enters an important field of contemporary critical debate and makes the issues forcefully clear. It makes accessible to the English-reading public the relationships between and among structuralism, semiotics, psychoanalysis, feminism, and post-structuralism."--Gayatri Chakrovorty Spivak,
University of Texas, Austin
"Superb text for the topic in a feminist theory class--so lucidly written."--Jeanie K. Forte, University of Tennessee
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Book Description Oxford University Press, 1983. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110195031776
Book Description Oxford University Press. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0195031776 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0972782