Dickens, and the persistence of the letter in the unconscious: Reading

Jeremy Tambling

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    Abstract

    This paper looks at Lacan's stress on literature, the letter, and the individual letter, as constituting the unconscious and persisting in making its effects felt throughout speech and language. By taking selected examples from Pickwick Papers, David Copperfield and Bleak House, the unsettling and enduring effects of the letter are shown, as both questioning and reinforcing the way that language constructs meaning and signifiance in individual texts. © Klincksieck.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)54-64
    Number of pages10
    JournalEtudes Anglaises
    Volume65
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

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