Freud's Literary Culture

Freud's Literary Culture

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by Graham Frankland
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521663164

ISBN-13: 9780521663168

Pub. Date: 08/28/2014

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This original book investigates the role played by literature in Sigmund Freud's creation and development of psychoanalysis. Graham Frankland analyzes the whole range of Freud's own texts from a literary-critical perspective, providing a comprehensive reappraisal of his life's work. His study reveals how Freud was deeply rooted in European literary tradition,

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This original book investigates the role played by literature in Sigmund Freud's creation and development of psychoanalysis. Graham Frankland analyzes the whole range of Freud's own texts from a literary-critical perspective, providing a comprehensive reappraisal of his life's work. His study reveals how Freud was deeply rooted in European literary tradition, examining in detail the rhetoric and imagery of his writing, the influence of literary criticism on his approach to analyzing patients and his creation of psychoanalytical "novels," quasi-literary fictions fraught with profoundly personal subtexts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521663168
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2014
Series:
Cambridge Studies in German Series
Pages:
274
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.79(d)
Lexile:
1490L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. The unconscious of psychoanalysis: Freud's literary allusions; 2. A sublime ambivalence: Freud as literary critic; 3. The literary-critical paradigm: Sources as Freud's hermeneutic; 4. The Frustrated Dichter: literary qualities of Freud's text; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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Guest More than 1 year ago
An enlightening and fresh insight into Freud's thinking and development of psychoanalysis. I had long thought Freudian studies had dried up and were going nowhere, but am glad to see there are some quality newcomers in the field.