Dreams and Drama: Psychoanalytic Criticism, Creativity, and the Artist

Overview

"The first part of the book draws on the author's clinical work with career artists to examine the issues involved in embarking on an artistic career. He also explore the artistic process and the concept of the artistic self in terms of self-objects and transformational objects. Part two explores the relationship between dreams and art, and challenges the basic assumption of applied psychoanalysis that the work of art is a dream or daydream expressed within a formal aesthetic framework. This section also includes important insights on working
... See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (1) from $32.70   
  • Used (1) from $32.70   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$32.70
Seller since 2005

Feedback rating:

(7851)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

Good
2003 Hard cover Good. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 180 p. Disseminations: Psychoanalysis in Contexts (Hardcover).

Ships from: Harrisburg, PA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Sending request ...

Overview

"The first part of the book draws on the author's clinical work with career artists to examine the issues involved in embarking on an artistic career. He also explore the artistic process and the concept of the artistic self in terms of self-objects and transformational objects. Part two explores the relationship between dreams and art, and challenges the basic assumption of applied psychoanalysis that the work of art is a dream or daydream expressed within a formal aesthetic framework. This section also includes important insights on working clinically with dreams. The final part focuses on psychoanalytic literary criticism and illustrates the benefits that can ensure from interdisciplinary collaboration." Written in an accessible, non-technical style, this book will appeal to anyone with an interest in psychoanalytic criticism or psychoanalytical theories of dreams and creativity. It will also prove a useful aid to clinicians working with serious artists or making use of dreams in psychoanalytic work.
Read More Show Less

What People Are Saying

Pina Antinucci
"A breath of fresh air in the field of applied psychoanalysis... Roland's Dreams and Drama manages to sustain the creative tension of an interdisciplinary discourse without falling into reductionism. A most impressive work, covering visual arts, theatre, literature and case studies of patients who are also artists."
Pina Antinucci, British Psycho-Analytical Society
Pina Antinucci
"A breath of fresh air in the field of applied psychoanalysis... Roland's Dreams and Drama manages to sustain the creative tension of an interdisciplinary discourse without falling into reductionism. A most impressive work, covering visual arts, theatre, literature and case studies of patients who are also artists."
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780819566003
  • Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
  • Publication date: 2/13/2003
  • Series: Disseminations: Psychoanalysis in Contexts
  • Edition description: 1st U.S. Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 180
  • Product dimensions: 6.38 (w) x 9.56 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Meet the Author

Alan Roland is a practicing psychoanalyst, a training analyst and senior member on the faculty of the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis. He is author of In Search of Self in India and Japan: Toward a Cross Cultural Psychology (1988) and Cultural Pluralism and Psychoanalysis: The Asian and North American Experience (1996), and editor of Psychoanalysis, Creativity, and Literature: A French and American Dialogue (1978).
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Pt. I The Artist and the Artistic Process
1 Psychoanalytic Therapy with the Career Artist 13
2 The Artistic Self and Artists' Selfobjects and Transformative Objects: Relational Perspectives on the Artistic Process 29
Pt. II Dreams, Imagery, and Creativity
3 The Context and Unique Function of Dreams in Psychoanalytic Therapy 43
4 Imagery and Symbolic Expression in Dreams and Art 59
5 Imagery and the Self in Artistic Creativity 73
Pt. III Psychoanalytic Criticism
6 Toward a Reorientation of Psychoanalytic Literary Criticism 87
7 Psychoanalysis in Search of Pirandello: Six Characters and Henry IV 107
8 Pinter's Homecoming: Imagoes in Dramatic Actions 135
Reflections: an Afterword 149
References 153
Index 163
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)