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By Eugene W. Holland

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This can be the 1st publication to use the foundations of schizoanalysis to literary heritage and cultural stories. by means of resituating psychoanalysis in its socio-economic and cultural context, this framework offers a brand new and illuminating method of Baudelaire's poetry and artwork feedback. Professor Holland demonstrates the influence of army authoritarianism and the capitalist marketplace (as good as Baudelaire's much-discussed kinfolk conditions) at the psychology and poetics of the author, who deserted his romantic idealism in prefer of a modernist cynicism that has characterised smooth tradition ever given that.

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Or rather, collective memory simply does not exist: the social code is all there is, existing as an "absent cause" only insofar as it gets embodied diversely in the speech-acts and memories of countless individuals and discourses disseminated in time and space. This contributes to the sense in which we live strictly inside social codes rather than having them inside us; in which, as Lacan puts it, there is no meta-language: all we have as ground for the socio-symbolic codes enabling speech-acts are other speech-acts.

To stipulate that a socio-symbolic order entails concrete social determinations means that it is subject to historical change: in this light, the case of Baudelaire is significant as an example of the psychological impact of market decoding in mid- 20 Baudelaire and schizoanalysis nineteenth-century France. At issue are the disintegration of the ego, of its various modes of processing everyday experience in terms of both cultural and personal memory, and an attendant openness to and/or threat of engulfment by the forces of the unconscious and the real.

Given the perpetual disparity between context and code, desire in discourse is expelled from any metaphoric adequation of signifier with signified, and in reality from any metaphoric adequation of sign with referent, as from some epistemological Garden of Eden or mother's breast, forever obliged to seek vainly for substitutes over time, but also in space, where objects are sought after in the real, yet are lost as real the moment they are recognized in the symbolic or the imaginary register. This is the sense in which metonymy engages discourse in both time and space, both duration and context, both desire and reference, simultaneously.

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