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Cambridge Studies in French : The Unintended Reader: Feminism and Manon Lescaut Series Number 13 - Naomi Segal

Cambridge Studies in French

The Unintended Reader: Feminism and Manon Lescaut Series Number 13

Paperback Published: 9th December 2010
ISBN: 9780521159289
Number Of Pages: 354

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This 1986 study of Manon Lescaut draws on various debates in the fields of psychoanalysis, feminism and literary criticism. It has two principal aims: to analyse this story of a young man's passion for a femme fatale as it is presented by the narrator; and to suggest ways in which feminist criticism can help explain how the text operates. The volume is in three parts. In Part I, Dr Segal offers a close reading of Manon Lescaut in which the narrator's relationship with language is the key issue. Part II considers four central themes which are present in the text's language and structure: money, the image of the woman, the concept of the double, and fatality. In the final part the author presents a feminist critique of Freud and Lacan, and develops thereby a fascinating version of the Oedipus Complex which is brought to bear on Manon Lescaut.

Note on references
Prose pour Des Greieux
In which we meet Des Greieux and he meets Manon
In which Des Grieux practises to deceive
In which Des Greieux parts from father and fatherland
Love and death in America
The woman
Freud: Lacan
Translations of the passages in French
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ISBN: 9780521159289
ISBN-10: 0521159288
Series: Cambridge Studies in French
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 354
Published: 9th December 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.45