The Cambridge Introduction to Literature and Psychoanalysis

The Cambridge Introduction to Literature and Psychoanalysis

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qThis volume is an introduction to the relationship between psychoanalysis and literature. Jean-Michel RabatAce takes Sigmund Freud as his point of departure, studying in detail Freud's integration of literature in the training of psychoanalysts and how literature provided crucial terms for his myriad theories, such as the Oedipus complex. Rabate; subsequently surveys other theoreticians such as Wilfred Bion, Marie Bonaparte, Carl Jung, Jacques Lacan, and Slavoj iek. This Introduction is organized thematically, examining in detail important terms like deferred action, fantasy, hysteria, paranoia, sublimation, the uncanny, trauma, and perversion. Using examples from Miguel de Cervantes and William Shakespeare to Sophie Calle and Yann Martel, RabatAce demonstrates that the psychoanalytic approach to literature, despite its erstwhile controversy, has recently reemerged as a dynamic method of interpretationq--It is the first essay Borges later acknowledged as his own work, and it was used as the introduction to the 1999 Selected ... Borges aimed at debunking the a€œ misprisiona€ of the concept of the self: a€œI propose that personality is a mirage maintainedanbsp;...

Title:The Cambridge Introduction to Literature and Psychoanalysis
Author: Jean-Michel Rabaté
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2014-09-22

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