Writings on Art and Literature (Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics Series)

Writings on Art and Literature (Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics Series)

by Sigmund Freud
     
 

Despite Freud's enormous influence on twentieth-century interpretations of the humanities, there has never before been in English a complete collection of his writings on art and literature. These fourteen essays cover the entire range of his work on these subjects in chronological order, beginning with his first published analysis of a work of literature, the 1907… See more details below

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Despite Freud's enormous influence on twentieth-century interpretations of the humanities, there has never before been in English a complete collection of his writings on art and literature. These fourteen essays cover the entire range of his work on these subjects in chronological order, beginning with his first published analysis of a work of literature, the 1907 "Delusions and Dreams in Jensen's Gradiva," and concluding with the 1940 posthumous publication of "Medusa's Head." Many of the essays included in this collection have been crucial in contemporary literary and art criticism and theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804729734
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
09/28/1997
Series:
Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics Series
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Note on This Edition
Delusions and Dreams in Jensen's Gradiva3
Psychopathic Characters on the Stage87
The Antithetical Meaning of Primal Words94
The Occurrence in Dreams of Material from Fairy Tales101
The Theme of the Three Caskets109
The Moses of Michelangelo122
Some Character-Types Met with in Psycho-analytic Work151
On Transience176
A Mythological Parallel to a Visual Obsession180
A Childhood Recollection from Dichtung und Wahrheit182
The 'Uncanny'193
Dostoevsky and Parricide234
The Goethe Prize256
Medusa's Head264
Editor's Notes269
Works Cited283

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