By Sue Townsend

ISBN-10: 0141962445

ISBN-13: 9780141962443

Thursday January 3rd

I have the main poor issues of my intercourse lifestyles. all of it boils all the way down to the truth that i've got no intercourse lifestyles. a minimum of now not with one other person.

Finally given the heave-ho by way of Pandora, Adrian Mole unearths himself within the unenviable state of affairs of residing with the love-of-his-life as she is going approximately shacking up with different males. Worse, as he slides down the employment ladder, from deskbound civil servant in Oxford to part-time washer-upper in Soho, he unearths that severe reception for his epic novel, Lo! The Flat Hills of My native land, isn't relatively as he may need hoped.

But Adrian is ready to find that impressive and lovely issues might blossom even within the desert . . .

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Cultural studies as a movement has in many ways been salutary. It has successfully dethroned the narrow, stifling formalism that dominated Anglo-American literary criticism and theory from the time of Leavis and New Criticism to the last gasps of American deconstruction. But it has hardly answered, let alone disposed of, Sartre’s nagging question. The fact of the matter is that most of us still consider ourselves teachers of literature, even if we no longer know what that is. In this essay, then, I will take up Sartre’s challenge, but I propose to move beyond the Marxian and existential terms in which he framed the question toward a post-Freudian definition founded on the works of Slavoj Zizek, Julia Kristeva, and Jacques Lacan.

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