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Acquainted with the Night: Psychoanalysis and the Poetic Imagination

Acquainted with the Night: Psychoanalysis and the Poetic Imagination

by Hamish Canham
     
 

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This book explores some of the ways in which an understanding of poetry, and the poetic impulse, can be fruitfully informed by psychoanalytic ideas. It could be argued that there is a particular affinity between poetry and psychoanalysis, in that both pay close attention to the precise meanings of linguistic expression, and both, though in different ways, are

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This book explores some of the ways in which an understanding of poetry, and the poetic impulse, can be fruitfully informed by psychoanalytic ideas. It could be argued that there is a particular affinity between poetry and psychoanalysis, in that both pay close attention to the precise meanings of linguistic expression, and both, though in different ways, are centrally concerned with unconscious processes. The contributors to this volume, nearly all of them clinicians with a strong interest in literature, explore this connection in a variety of ways, focusing on the work of particular poets, from the prophet Ezekiel to Seamus Heaney.Part of the Tavistock Clinic Series.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781780496412
Publisher:
Karnac Books
Publication date:
12/31/2003
Series:
Tavistock Clinic Series
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
214
File size:
659 KB

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