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Narcissism and the literary libido : rhetoric, text, and subjectivity, Marshall W. Alcorn, Jr

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Narcissism and the literary libido : rhetoric, text, and subjectivity
Title
Narcissism and the literary libido
Title remainder
rhetoric, text, and subjectivity
Statement of responsibility
Marshall W. Alcorn, Jr
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • What is it that makes language powerful? This book uses the psychoanalytic concepts of narcissism and libidinal investment to explain how rhetoric compels us and how it can effect change. Synthesizing the ideas of theorists as diverse as Aristotle and Althusser, Kohut and Derrida, Alcorn explores the relationships between language and subjectivity. The works of Joseph Conrad, James Baldwin, William Faulkner, Arthur Miller, D.H. Lawrence, Ben Jonson, George Orwell, and others are the basis of this thoughtful analysis of the rhetorical resources of literary language. Using Freudian, post-Freudian, and Lacanian theory, Alcorn Investigates the power by means of which literary texts are able to fashion new and distinctly rhetorical experiences for readers. He shows how the production of literary texts begins and ends with narcissistic self-love, and also shows how the reader's interest in these texts is directed by libidinal investment
  • Psychoanalysts, psychologists, and lovers of literature will enjoy Alcorn's diverse and far-reaching insights into classic and contemporary writers and thinkers
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Cataloging source
DLC
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1949-
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Alcorn, Marshall W.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Literature and psychoanalysis ;
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  • Psychoanalysis and literature
  • Narcissism in literature
  • Subjectivity in literature
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
Label
Narcissism and the literary libido : rhetoric, text, and subjectivity, Marshall W. Alcorn, Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-237) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Jeffrey Berman -- 1. Political Ties and Libidinal Ruptures: Narcissism as the Origin and End of Textual Production -- 2. Self-Structure as a Rhetorical Device: Modern Ethos and the Divisiveness of the Self -- 3. Projection and the Resistance of the Signifier: A Reader-Response Theory of Textual Presence -- 4. Character, Plot, and Imagery: Mechanisms That Shift Narcissistic Investments -- 5. The Narcissism of Creation and Interpretation: Agon at the Heart of Darkness -- 6. Language and the Substance of the Self: A Lacanian Perspective -- 7. Conclusion: What Do We Do with Rhetorical Criticism?
Control code
28376240
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 243 pages
Isbn
9780814706145
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1583936
Label
Narcissism and the literary libido : rhetoric, text, and subjectivity, Marshall W. Alcorn, Jr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-237) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Jeffrey Berman -- 1. Political Ties and Libidinal Ruptures: Narcissism as the Origin and End of Textual Production -- 2. Self-Structure as a Rhetorical Device: Modern Ethos and the Divisiveness of the Self -- 3. Projection and the Resistance of the Signifier: A Reader-Response Theory of Textual Presence -- 4. Character, Plot, and Imagery: Mechanisms That Shift Narcissistic Investments -- 5. The Narcissism of Creation and Interpretation: Agon at the Heart of Darkness -- 6. Language and the Substance of the Self: A Lacanian Perspective -- 7. Conclusion: What Do We Do with Rhetorical Criticism?
Control code
28376240
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 243 pages
Isbn
9780814706145
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1583936

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