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Gothic Hauntings: Melancholy Crypts and Textual Ghosts

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What is buried in the crypts of the Gothic? Building on psychoanalytic research on haunting, cryptonymy and melancholy, as well as on French philosophies of language, this book explores how haunting is not just a Gothic narrative device but the symptom of an impossibility of representation and of an irreparable loss at the heart of language.
Hardcover, 216 pages
Published May 15th 2010 by Palgrave Macmillan (first published 2010)
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