Dostoevsky: The Author as Psychoanalyst

Dostoevsky: The Author as Psychoanalyst

by Louis Breger
     
 

ISBN-10: 081471112X

ISBN-13: 9780814711125

Pub. Date: 03/07/1991

Publisher: New York University Press

Andre Gide once said that Feodor Dostoevsky "lost himself in the characters of his books, and, for this reason, it is in them that he can be found again." In Dostoevsky: The Author as Psychoanalyst, Louis Breger approaches Dostoevsky psychoanalytically, not as a "patient" to be analyzed, but as a fellow psychoanalyst, someone whose life and fiction are intertwined

Overview

Andre Gide once said that Feodor Dostoevsky "lost himself in the characters of his books, and, for this reason, it is in them that he can be found again." In Dostoevsky: The Author as Psychoanalyst, Louis Breger approaches Dostoevsky psychoanalytically, not as a "patient" to be analyzed, but as a fellow psychoanalyst, someone whose life and fiction are intertwined in the process of literary self-exploration.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814711125
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
03/07/1991
Pages:
320

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction to the transaction edition xv

Prologue: The Horse, the Courier 1

Chapter 1 The Author as Psychoanalyst 4

Chapter 2 Crime and Punishment: The Author's Life 13

Chapter 3 Crime and Punishment: The Novel 21

Chapter 4 Associations to the Novel and the "Scene" 56

Chapter 5 The Dostoevsky Family 68

Chapter 6 The Engineering Academy: Poor Folk 95

Chapter 7 Nervous Crisis: The Double 107

Chapter 8 Political Conspiracy: The Possessed 127

Chapter 9 Prison, Exile, the Second Maria 142

Chapter 10 Return to Petersburg: Journalism, Women, Gambling 160

Chapter 11 The Death of Maria: Notes from Underground 181

Chapter 12 Death and Rebirth 210

Appendix Epilepsy 237

Note on Sources and Evidence 253

Notes and Sources for Quotations 259

Bibliography 283

Index 291

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