Table of contents for The king & the adultress : a psychoanalytical and literary reinterpretation of Madame Bovary and King Lear / Roberto Speziale-Bagliacca ; foreword by Frank Kermode ; English version edited by Colin Rice.


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Foreword by Frank Kermode  vii 
Preface  xi
Acknowledgments    xv

Charbovari: An Essay on Madame Bovary Not Merely an Imbecile But He Is Fast Asleep!  13 
The Art of Irritating  18 
How to Avoid Gangrene   26 
Blindness  39 
A Matter of Fate  46 
A Wholly Fictitious Story  54 
Les Imbeciles!  59 
Insatiability  64 
Justin and Justine  67 
Oedipus and Orestes  72

The Barbarous Scythian: An Essay on King Lear   81 
Neither Letters nor Words  81 
Commonplaces    82
Cordelia the Favorite  84 
The Fool and Melancholy  93 
The Fool's Techniques  98 
The Coxcomb    101 
The Barbarous Scythian  106 
The Egg and the Two Crowns  108 
Noble Kent  120 
Dissonance  122 
The Two Monsters of Ingratitude  124 
Text or Performance?  129 
The Bastard  133

Notes  137
Index  159





Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Flaubert, Gustave, 1821-1880, Madame Bovary, Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, King Lear, Lear, King (Legendary character), in literature, Psychoanalysis and literature