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Author Reader, Keith.

Title The abject object : avatars of the phallus in contemporary French theory, literature and film / Keith Reader.

Imprint Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, 2006.

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Description 1 online resource (225 pages)
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Series Chiasma ; 17
Chiasma ; 17.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The Lacanian phallus -- Abjection -- The abject phallus in fiction : Bataille and Adamov -- Abject phalluses, abject penises : Serge Doubrovsky and Michel Houellebecq -- Phallic narrative transvestism : Christiane Rochefort and Christine Angot -- The abject phallus in cinema : Godard, Ferreri, Eustache, Noé, Bonello.
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Summary This book addresses representations and constructions of masculinity in crisis in contemporary French culture by way of two important concepts - the phallus (largely but not solely in (a) Lacanian sense(s)) and abjection (Kristeva). Scrutiny of these concepts informs readings of a number of texts - literary (Bataille, Adamov, Doubrovsky, Houellebecq, Rochefort, Angot) and cinematic (Ferreri, Eustache, Godard, Noé, Bonello) - in which the abject phallus is a significant factor. The texts chosen all describe or stage crises of masculinity and mastery in ways that suggest that these supposedly be.
Language English.
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Subject French literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
French literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.
Penis in literature.
Masculinity in literature.
Gender identity in literature.
Motion pictures -- France -- History.
Masculinity in motion pictures.
Gender identity in motion pictures.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- French.
French literature.
Gender identity in literature.
Gender identity in motion pictures.
Masculinity in literature.
Masculinity in motion pictures.
Motion pictures.
Penis in literature.
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Other Form: Print version: Reader, Keith. Abject object. Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, 2006 9042017295 (OCoLC)64593717
ISBN 142378913X (electronic bk.)
9781423789130 (electronic bk.)
9042017295 (pbk.)