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Incandescent Alphabets
Psychosis and the Enigma of Language

ISBN 9781782203476
Published May 16, 2016 by Routledge
224 Pages

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Book Description

This book explores psychosis as knowledge cut off from history, truth that cannot be articulated in any other form. It gives a nuanced picture of delusion as a repair of language itself, following Freud and Lacan in historic and contemporary forms of psychotic art, writing and speech.

Table of Contents

Note to readers -- Encounters with a ghastly, enigmatic Other -- Psychosis: what is it, this strangenss? -- Hallucinated bodies: art and its alphabets in psychosis -- Infinite code: clocks, calendars, numbers, music, scripts -- After the disaster: six sketches and a short play -- Beyond psychosis: returning, remaining traces -- Psychosis and the address: new alphabets and the enigmatic Other -- Psychoanalysis remade: a way through psychosis

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