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Reading Theory: An Introduction to Lacan, Derrida and Kristeva

Reading Theory: An Introduction to Lacan, Derrida and Kristeva

Michael Payne

ISBN: 978-0-631-18289-4 August 1993 Wiley-Blackwell 264 Pages

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'Deconstruction', 'psychoanalysis', and 'semiotics' have become part of the vocabulary of contempoorary culture. Reading Theory introduces the principal texts by Derrida, Lacan and Kristeva that are behind these terms and that provide their contexts. This book concentrates its attention on making accessible what these three theorists have written, rather than offering a synthetic construction of the fashionable terminology of theory.
  • Works carefully through key texts by the leading contemporary theorists
  • Clear, accessible and introductory
  • Challenges recent attacks on theory and on Derrida.
List of Plates.

Preface.

Acknowledgements.

List of Abbreviations.

1. Theoretical Beginnings: Introductions to Lacan, Derrida and Kristeva.

2. Ecrits: A Selection.

3. Of Grammatology.

4. Revolution in Poetic Language.

5. Reading Paintings.

Appendix I: Lacan's Use of Freud's German Terms.

Appendix II: Derrida's Abbreviated Citations.

Appendix III: Some Kristevan Terms.

Index.

"[Shows] perception and originality." Julia Kristeva

"By intensive reading clarified by historical and intertexual contexts of each of the authors, he achieves a series of brilliant explications".... I have never read a more lucid explanation of these ideas". James R. Bennett, University of Arkansas

* The first introduction to the work of Lacan, Derrida and Kristeva in one volume.
* Works carefully through key texts by the leading contemporary theorists.
* Clear, accessible and introductory.
* Challenges recent attacks on theory and on Derrida.