Nostalgia for the origin: Notes on reading and melodrama in H.P. Lovecraft's “The case of Charles Dexter Ward”

@article{Vilaseca1991NostalgiaFT,
  title={Nostalgia for the origin: Notes on reading and melodrama in H.P. Lovecraft's “The case of Charles Dexter Ward”},
  author={D. Vilaseca},
  journal={Neophilologus},
  year={1991},
  volume={75},
  pages={481-495}
}
The ultimate aim of any act of reading is thus cenceived as a violent gesture of appropriation, a gesture of domination of the Other. Reading, in other words, establishes itself as a relation not only to knowledge but equally to power, it consists not only of a search for meaning but also of a struggle to control it. Meaning itself thus unavoidably becomes the outcome of an act of violence. (Felman 164) 
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