Titel: Reading theory, 1993
ISBN-10: ISBN-10: 0-631-18289-6
ISBN-13: ISBN-13: 978-0-631-18289-4
"Deconstruction," "psychoanalysis," and "semiotics" have becoem part of the vocabulary of contempoarry culture. Reading Theory introduces the principal texts by Lacan, Derrida, and Kristeva that lie behind these terms and that provide their contexts. This book concentrates its attention on making accessiblw what these three theorists have written, rather than offering a synthetin abstraction of the fashionable terminology of theory.
In addition to these detailed readings Michael Payne examines and introduces the manifestos of each writer, their "readings" of paintings, and provides a systematic response to their critics.