Gary Snyder and the American Unconscious: Inhabiting the Ground

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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.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-230-37664-9
ISBN (Print)9780333492949, 978-1-349-38903-2
StatePublished - 1991

Publication series

NameNew directions in American studies


  • America
  • culture
  • Research in English and American Literature


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