Baudelaire and Schizoanalysis: The Socio-Poetics of by Eugene W. Holland

By Eugene W. Holland

This can be the 1st ebook to use the rules of schizoanalysis to literary historical past and cultural experiences. by way of resituating psychoanalysis in its socio-economic and cultural context, this framework offers a brand new and illuminating method of Baudelaire's poetry and paintings feedback. Professor Holland demonstrates the influence of army authoritarianism and the capitalist marketplace (as good as Baudelaire's much-discussed family members situations) at the psychology and poetics of the author, who deserted his romantic idealism in prefer of a modernist cynicism that has characterised glossy tradition ever for the reason that.

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75). This marks a crucial disjuncture between structural linguistics, with its focus on the code as precondition for speech, and poststructuralist discourse analysis, which examines the actual conditions of language-use in context. 36 Two important consequences follow. 37 And the vexing problem of reference is henceforth to be construed in two different ways. e. in terms of equivalence or identity, reference equals representation: the sign captures the "essence" of its referent; or better yet, the meaning of the referent is "the same as" the meaning of the sign: M r = M s .

The cycle of decoding begun with "La Beaute" reaches its apogee, though in a diametrically opposed mood, in the "Spleen" poems, where the poetic subject and objects are so decoded as to appear completely meaningless, and the poetic act ultimately becomes an anti-lyric gesture of empty reference to the real. A second phase of recoding then occurs, at the end of the "Spleen and Ideal" section, which far from joining past with present in a self at home in nature, ironically opposes desire and prohibition, act and judgment, instead.

Where Lacan emphasizes the sheer diversity of part-objects and the split between body and ego, Kernberg focuses on the disparity between "good" and " b a d " part-objects within the pre-Oedipal psyche. What he calls "borderline conditions" (from their uncertain location somewhere on a border between neurosis and psychosis) are cases in which such disparity is so great as to prevent the synthesis of part-objects into wholeobject representations altogether. This betrays a failure to synthesize life and death instinct drive-derivatives under the aegis of the ego, which therefore fails to cohere.

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