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Article: The Cocked Eye: Robbe-Grillet, Lacan, and the Desire to See It All

TitleThe Cocked Eye: Robbe-Grillet, Lacan, and the Desire to See It All
Authors
Issue Date1992
PublisherThe Johns Hopkins University Press.
Citation
American Imago, 1992, v. 49 n. 4, p. 467-479 How to Cite?
AbstractDiscusses J. Lacan's (1978) psychoanalytic work on the Gaze as it applies to Alain Robbe-Grillet's novel, The Voyeur. The voyeur wants to master a real situation of desire by seeing everything from a sequestered, secret place but does not want to acknowledge that seeing involves an already being-seen within the circuit of signification. The Gaze as consciousness pretends to be transparent to itself but is actually constructed around a misperception of fullness and self-identity. The end result is an ambiguity between what is real and what is not, a trick of the eye. The trick of the eye for the voyeur is the substitution of looking in place of actually participating in the act of desire and not knowing that this creates something unreal.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/198392
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.106

 

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dc.contributor.authorKochhar-Lindgren, GM-
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-30T03:07:50Z-
dc.date.available2014-06-30T03:07:50Z-
dc.date.issued1992-
dc.identifier.citationAmerican Imago, 1992, v. 49 n. 4, p. 467-479-
dc.identifier.issn0065-860X-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/198392-
dc.description.abstractDiscusses J. Lacan's (1978) psychoanalytic work on the Gaze as it applies to Alain Robbe-Grillet's novel, The Voyeur. The voyeur wants to master a real situation of desire by seeing everything from a sequestered, secret place but does not want to acknowledge that seeing involves an already being-seen within the circuit of signification. The Gaze as consciousness pretends to be transparent to itself but is actually constructed around a misperception of fullness and self-identity. The end result is an ambiguity between what is real and what is not, a trick of the eye. The trick of the eye for the voyeur is the substitution of looking in place of actually participating in the act of desire and not knowing that this creates something unreal.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherThe Johns Hopkins University Press.-
dc.relation.ispartofAmerican Imago-
dc.titleThe Cocked Eye: Robbe-Grillet, Lacan, and the Desire to See It Allen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailKochhar-Lindgren, GM: gklindgren@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.volume49-
dc.identifier.issue4-
dc.identifier.spage467-
dc.identifier.epage479-
dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

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