© 1991

Gary Snyder and the American Unconscious

Inhabiting the Ground


Part of the New Directions in American Studies book series (NDAS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Tim Dean
    Pages 1-11
  3. Tim Dean
    Pages 12-82
  4. Tim Dean
    Pages 83-193
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 194-240

About this book


This book presents a new theory of American culture based not on the phenomenologically- and existentially-derived vocabularies of consciousness, which have dominated earlier accounts, but rather on a revitalized notion of the unconscious. Drawing on the writings of the French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan, Dean develops a theory of the constitution of the very notion of America itself as based on a complicated relation to the American landscape.


America culture Research in English and American Literature

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  1. 1.The Johns Hopkins UniversityUSA

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