The Burial of the Dead: The Psychoanalytic Pass in Harold Brodkey's 'This Wild Darkness'

By Tom Ratekin.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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I argue that Harold Brodkey’s 1996 memoir This Wild Darkness reflects the psychoanalytic Pass developed by Jacques Lacan.

Keywords: Jacques Lacan, La Passe, Harold Brodkey, Memoir, Psychoanalysis, AIDS

International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 3, pp.55-62. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.796MB).

Dr. Tom Ratekin

Tom Ratekin teaches English at Barnard College in New York City. He has published in "Prose Studies" and "The CEA Critic", and his research focuses on issues of genre, contemporary culture, and psychoanalysis. His dissertation explored the psychoanalytic process of traversing the fantasy in terminal illness memoirs, and his current project analyzes the causes and effects of self-exposure in the popular media.


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