Emma Rees rightly pleads for a summer holiday away from “Lacan, Kristeva and Foucault too…” (“Crumbs of comfort on the beach”, 24 August). Don’t we all need a break as well from Saussure, the father of them all? Although, of course, in Malcolm Bradbury’s view, we might not be saussure.
R. E. Rawles
Honorary research fellow in psychology
University College London