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För sakens skull: Det omöjliga mötet i Rut Hillarps roman Sindhia - en lacansk läsning
Södertörn University College, School of Gender, Culture and History.
2006 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 points / 15 hpStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This essay examines the love affair between the two main characters of Rut Hillarp’s novel Sindhia. It draws attention to the schism between the Surrealist version of love as an extatic-religious fusion of the sexes – that in a way marks the relationship – and the yet remarkable coolness between the two lovers.

With the theories of French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan, I will show how the man and the woman project their unrealistic individual fantasies on each other, thus rendering impossible the Surrealist Meeting, with its road to an absolute reality. The Surrealist "l’amour fou", I will argue, is trapped in the ritualized "l’amor interruptus"; a lacanian term for a certain kind of love that wishes to conceal the fact that desire will never find its object. It does so by pretending that the object would be found if only love had been consummated (thus the reason love is never consummated, since, as Lacan puts it, the object, or the Thing, is never to be found).

I will, in brief, argue that the love affair depicted in the novel in different ways tries to deal with the “lack-of-being” that marks the subject according to Lacan; the absolute distance to the desirable Thing.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Huddinge: Institutionen för genus, kultur och historia , 2006. , p. 43
Keywords [en]
Surrealism, masochism, Tristanism, Jacques Lacan, psychoanalysis, fundamental fantasy, das Ding
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General Literature Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-475OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-475DiVA, id: diva2:16177
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Available from: 2006-01-31 Created: 2006-01-31

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