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Psychoanalytic readings of Joyce abound, regardless of Joyce's planned makes an attempt to withstand them. Luke Thurston argues that this very antagonism determines how psychoanalytic pondering can impact Joycean feedback and literary thought. therefore, Jacques Lacan makes an attempt to appreciate how Joyce's writing provides an unreadable signature that defies translation into discourse. Thurston imaginatively develops Lacan's paintings to light up Joyce's place in a literary hierarchy that incorporates Shakespeare, Hogg, Stevenson and Wilde.

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