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Published: 01 October 1998

198 Pages


ISBN: 9780198183273

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States of Fantasy

Jacqueline Rose

Clarendon Press

Clarendon Lectures in English

  • Jacqueline Rose is a well-known and eminent scholar
  • Contribution to the current debate over the 'canon' of English Literature
  • Interdisciplinary approach: literature/politics/psychoanalysis/contemporary history
  • Middle Eastern and South African interest
  • Looks at the question of Jewishness
  • Reviews of the hardback:
  • 'Jacqueline Rose, with verve, imagination and ingenuity, argues that fantasy is central to modern politics: it is the psychic glue that holds together our social reality. . . . Rose writes with engaging directness.'
  • New Statesman and Society
  • 'the reader is bracingly confronted with a genuinely innovative and adventurous style of investigating literary texts. . . . Rose's critical strategy is "to make connections" between the normally disparate realms of states and fantasy, "unavoidable for us all". And in this she succeeds admirably, since there has been very little literary criticism or theory that so convincingly and powerfully makes the connection appear to be so strong and so intellectually and morally attractive.' Edward Said, Times Literary Supplement
  • 'a beautifully subtle reflection on the notion of justice' Terry Eagleton, London Review of Books