The Graphic Unconscious In Early Modern French Writing by Tom ConleyThe Graphic Unconscious In Early Modern French Writing by Tom Conley

The Graphic Unconscious In Early Modern French Writing

byTom Conley

Paperback | December 18, 2006

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This book studies the importance of typographic shapes in French Renaissance literature in the context of psychoanalysis and of the history of printed writing. Focusing on the poetry of Clement Marot, Rabelais's Gargantua, Ronsard's sonnets and the Essais of Montaigne, it argues that printed characters can either supplement or betray what they appear to articulate. They often reveal compositional patterns that do not appear to be under authorial control, and open political and subjective dimensions through the interaction of verbal and visual materials. This unconscious, proto-Freudian writing has complex historical relations with practices found in the media of the twentieth century.
Title:The Graphic Unconscious In Early Modern French WritingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.55 inPublished:December 18, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521032229

ISBN - 13:9780521032223

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. A secret space: Marot's Rondeaux; 2. The Rabelaisian hieroglyph; 3. Ronsard's sonnet-pictures; 4. The turn of the letter: from Cassandre to Hélène; 5. Montaigne's test of style: De l'exercitation; 6. A colossal abyss: Des coches; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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"...a unique and highly creative work, full of erudition, striking and persuasive interpretations, and daringly creative play with and through Renaissance texts. Many readers will be enthralled, some outraged, and none bored by Conley's willingness to follow the 'screen memories,'... Conley's willingness to take risks and his prodigious ability both to perceive the potential recombination of graphic material and to relate detail to large semantic units make The Graphic Unconscious a rewarding and refreshing book." John D. Lyons, Renaissance Quarterly