The Resource Stay, illusion : the Hamlet doctrine, Simon Critchley & Jamieson Webster

Stay, illusion : the Hamlet doctrine, Simon Critchley & Jamieson Webster

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Stay, illusion : the Hamlet doctrine
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Stay, illusion
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the Hamlet doctrine
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Simon Critchley & Jamieson Webster
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eng
Summary
In this insightful interpretation, philosopher Critchley (The Faith of the Faithless) and psychoanalyst Webster (The Life and Death of Psychoanalysis) offer their take on Hamlet, using as touchstones the work of analysts such as Freud and Jacques Lacan, philosophers like Walter Benjamin and Nietzsche, and writers such as James Joyce, all of whom have written about the play. The authors discuss Hamlet's bizarre obsession with his mother, his inability to kill Claudius, as well as the oppression caused by the near-constant spying on others, among other topics. Of the theories presented to explain Hamlet's failure to avenge his father, the most interesting is Hegel's suggestion that with his experience with death, he becomes disgusted with humanity, and no longer cares to engage in the world except in an absurd, punning way; "the wrong man" for the job, he dies as a result of his own hesitation and external circumstance. Ophelia's situation is also explored; used by Hamlet, Polonius, Laertes, and Claudius and Gertrude as bait, "her desire explodes onto the stage" in her madness scene and in the description of her death. Whether singing of flowers and their reproductive cycles, or appearing in a pool "mermaid-like" and with a voice "heavy with 'drink, '"Ophelia finally expresses the sexuality restrained and ignored by others. The author's passion for the play and its questions are clearly evident. -- Publisher's Weekly
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DLC
Dewey number
822.3/3
Index
index present
LC call number
PR2807
LC item number
.C74 2013
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
Stay, illusion : the Hamlet doctrine, Simon Critchley & Jamieson Webster
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [239]-255) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Praise be rashness -- The gap between thought and action -- The mouse-trap -- Let be -- Bunghole -- The Gorgiastic paradox of theater -- Ass, ho, hum -- In nothing must -- By indirections find directions out : Carl Schmitt's Hamletization -- This globe of spies -- He is not a nice guy : Hamlet as prince and political threat -- Is Hamlet a tragedy or a Trauerspiel? -- The mute rock of reality -- Walter Benjamin's slothful, pensive melancholy -- Is Hamlet a Christian tragedy? -- Do it, England -- Germany is Hamlet, and Hamlet is Germany -- A fault to heaven -- Unbearable contingency : Hegel's Hamlet -- Hegel likes a happy ending -- Hamlet is a lost man -- Hamletizing psychoanalysis -- Rebecca, take off your gown : Freud and Fliess -- I have bad dreams -- Psychoanalysts eat their young -- Get thee to a nursery -- Hamlet's mourning and melancholia-- A happiness that often madness hits on -- At every moment absolutely stupefied : Lacan bites the carpet -- That is Laertes, this is Hamlet -- The image of my cause I see : Hamlet and the mirror -- Ophelia, or, The sexual life of plants -- The moneying of love -- Thou common whore and visible God -- Gertrude, a gaping cunt -- Mother, Mother, Mother -- Step between her and her fighting soul -- Who calls on Hamlet? -- Nietzsche contra Nietzsche -- Spectatorial distance -- Lethargy and disgust -- Who asked you to swallow men like oysters, Prince Hamlet? -- Through the ghost of the unquiet father, the image of the unliving son looks forth -- I want to be a woman -- Absolutely-too-much --- O, O, O, O. Dies -- I will gain nothing but my shame -- The most monstrous contradiction of love
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21 cm.
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Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 269 p.
Isbn
9780307907615
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(hbk.)
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2012039269
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