The Jacqueline Rose Reader (Hardback)
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The Jacqueline Rose Reader (Hardback)

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Hardback 440 Pages / Published: 25/03/2011
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Jacqueline Rose is a world-renowned critic and one of the most influential and provocative scholars working in the humanities today. She is also among the most wide ranging, with books on Zionism, feminism, Sylvia Plath, children's fiction, and psychoanalysis. During the past decade, through talks and pieces that Rose has contributed to the London Review of Books, the Guardian, and other publications, she has played a vital role in public debate about the policies and human-rights record of Israel in its relation to the Palestinians. Representing the entire spectrum of her writing, The Jacqueline Rose Reader brings together essays, reviews, and book excerpts, as well as an extract from her novel. In the introduction, the editors provide a profound overview of her intellectual trajectory, highlighting themes that unify her diverse work, particularly her commitment to psychoanalytic theory as a uniquely productive way of analyzing literature, culture, politics, and society. Including extensive critical commentary, and a candid interview with Rose, this anthology is an indispensable introduction for those unfamiliar with Jacqueline Rose's remarkably original work, and an invaluable resource for those well acquainted with her critical acumen.

Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822349631
Number of pages: 440
Weight: 757 g
Dimensions: 241 x 160 x 32 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Jacqueline Rose is one of our most trenchant, politically engaged intellectuals. It will be important for a wide range of readers to have this collection of her essays, along with the introduction-which will help readers unfamiliar with the full range of her work-and the splendid interview that concludes the volume."-Judith Butler, Maxine Elliot Professor, University of California, Berkeley
"Jacqueline Rose, friend and ally, achieves what many of us attempt: to preserve the delicacy of a training in literary reading in the tough realities of the political. She made psychoanalysis possible for a whole generation. This book gives a sense of the range: analysis, text, war-from South Africa to Palestine."-Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, University Professor, Columbia University
"Google's motto is `Don't Be Evil,' but is there something near to evil in writing itself? So suggests a superb essay here, `The Body of Evil,' which brings together Hannah Arendt, JM Coetzee, and the aftermath of 9/11. `People using the term "evil" all sound the same,' comments Rose, in a piece that shows off her discursively probing style to best effect... The rest of the collection sees a psychoanalytic reading of Peter Pan, an intriguing defence of Sylvia Plath's notorious poem `Daddy,' and interesting interventions on Eliot-on-Hamlet, Virginia Woolf, Freud, Melanie Klein, and Israel-Palestine (with Amos Oz a key reference). The editors do a fine job of introducing the work." -- Steven Poole * The Guardian *
"Rose brings courage, insight and compassion to every topic in this book, and gives the readers a taste of her uniquely feminine way of looking at the world: at injustice, identity, nationality, language, literature, and more through a psychoanalytic lens. A writer, literary critic, lecturer, and teacher, Rose's oeuvre is impressively diverse." -- Michal Adiv-Ginach * American Journal of Psychoanalysis *
"The Jacqueline Rose Reader offers an insightful and informative overview of the output (so far) of a provocative and influential writer. It will be an important resource for teachers and students of psychoanalytic theory, of literary studies, and of cultural studies, and, hopefully, will introduce new readers to Rose's wide-ranging and valuable work." -- Hannah Priest * Feminism and Psychology *

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