Donata van der Rassel | What is left behind – The role of Friday in J.M. Coetzee’s Foe


In this article the controversial character of Friday in the rewritten story of Robinson Crusoe Foe, is read as the remnant or l’objet petit a from the Lacanian symbolic realm to the real. The novel itself is read as an allegory of the symbolic coming of age of man where the inherent gap between meaning and language gives birth to a structural trauma.

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