Essential Papers On Literature And Psychoanalysis

Essential Papers On Literature And Psychoanalysis

by Emanuel Berman, William E. Butler
     
 

ISBN-10: 0814711855

ISBN-13: 9780814711859

Pub. Date: 01/01/1993

Publisher: New York University Press

In a draft attached to a letter to his friend and confidante Wilhelm Fliess (May 31, 1897), Freud develops an idea: The mechanism of fiction is the same as that of hysterical fantasies. He supports this thought with a brief analysis of the biographical sources of Goethe's Werther. A few months later, on October 15, 1897, Freud mails Fliess a detailed account of

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In a draft attached to a letter to his friend and confidante Wilhelm Fliess (May 31, 1897), Freud develops an idea: The mechanism of fiction is the same as that of hysterical fantasies. He supports this thought with a brief analysis of the biographical sources of Goethe's Werther. A few months later, on October 15, 1897, Freud mails Fliess a detailed account of remembered events from his childhood that, Freud believed, underlined the universality of Oedipus Rex and Hamlet. Freud's foray into literature initiated the beginning of a new critical approach.
In Essential Papers on Literature and Psychoanalysis, Emanuel Berman presents classic and contemporary papers written at the intersection of literature and psychoanalysis. In bringing these essays together Berman traces the development of a discipline that has often been plagued by a polarization between self-confident, single-minded psychoanalysts reading literature as a series of case studies and literary loyalists who cling to manifest content or to the declared intentions of the authors, accepting them at face value and depriving the work of its emotional complexity. Berman covers the full range of old and new perspectives, and presents selections from today's mature phase.
This collection includes papers by Sigmund Freud, Steven Marcus, Patrick J. Mahoney, Donald Spence, Otto Rank, Ernest Jones, Ernst Kris, Phyllis Greenacre, Florence Bonime and Maryanne Eckardt, David Werman, Ellen Handler Spitz, Jacques Lacan, Shoshana Felman, Norman N. Holland, Roy Schafer, Meredith Anne Skura, Gail S. Reed, Francis Baudry, Rivka R. Eifermann, and Bennett Simon.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814711859
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
01/01/1993
Series:
Essential Papers on Psychoanalysis Series
Pages:
504
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.30(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction1
Pt. IFreud on Literature, Freud as Literature19
1The Theme of the Three Caskets25
2Freud and Dora: Story, History, Case History36
3The Art and Strategy of Freud's Exposition81
4The Metaphorical Nature of Psychoanalytic Theory102
Pt. IIThe Classical Contribution and Its Critical Evaluation115
5Narcissism and the Double122
6Hamlet and Oedipus139
7Prince Hal's Conflict150
8The Mutual Adventures of Jonathan Swift and Lemuel Gulliver: A Study in Pathography167
9On Psychoanalyzing Literary Characters202
10Methodological Problems in the Psychoanalytic Interpretation of Literature: A Review of Studies on Sophocles' Antigone217
11A Critique of Pathography: Freud's Original Psychoanalytic Approach to Art238
Pt. IIINew Perspectives263
12Seminar on "The Purloined Letter"270
13The Case of Poe: Applications/Implications of Psychoanalysis300
14Unity Identity Text Self323
15Narration in the Psychoanalytic Dialogue341
Pt. IVRecent Work: A Mature Phase?369
16Literature as Psychoanalytic Process: Surprise and Self-Consciousness374
17Candide: Radical Simplicity and the Impact of Evil403
18A Dream, a Sonnet, and a Ballad: The Path to Keats's "La Belle Dame Sans Merci"414
19Interactions between Textual Analysis and Related Self-Analysis439
20The Imaginary Twins: The Case of Beckett and Bion456
Name Index491
Subject Index499
About the Editor517

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