Hemingway's Fetishism: Psychoanalysis and the Mirror of Manhood

Hemingway's Fetishism: Psychoanalysis and the Mirror of Manhood

by Carl P. Eby
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791440044

ISBN-13: 9780791440049

Pub. Date: 12/28/1998

Publisher: State University of New York Press

In Hemingway's Fetishism, Carl Eby demonstrates in painstaking detail and with stunning new archival evidence how fetishism was crucial to the construction and negotiation of identity and gender in both Hemingway's life and his fiction. Critics have long acknowledged Hemingway's lifelong erotic obsession with hair, but this book is the first to explain in a…  See more details below

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In Hemingway's Fetishism, Carl Eby demonstrates in painstaking detail and with stunning new archival evidence how fetishism was crucial to the construction and negotiation of identity and gender in both Hemingway's life and his fiction. Critics have long acknowledged Hemingway's lifelong erotic obsession with hair, but this book is the first to explain in a theoretically coherent manner why Hemingway was a fetishist and why we should care. Without reducing Hemingway's art to his psychosexuality, Eby demonstrates that when the fetish appears in Hemingway's fiction, it always does so with a retinue of attendant fantasies, themes, and symbols that are among the most prominent and important in Hemingway's work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791440049
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
12/28/1998
Series:
SUNY series in Psychoanalysis and Culture Series
Pages:
366
Product dimensions:
5.92(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Introduction: A Short Apologia1
Ch. 1The Core Complex and the Field of Fetishistic Fantasy15
Ch. 2Freud, Fetishism, and Hemingway's Phallic Women41
Ch. 3Biography, Post-Freudian Theory, and Beyond the Phallus87
Ch. 4Loss, Fetishism, and the Fate of the Transitional Object119
Ch. 5Ebony and Ivory: Hemingway's Fetishization of Race155
Ch. 6Bisexuality, Splitting, and the Mirror of Manhood185
Ch. 7Perversion, Pornography, and Creativity241
Notes277
Bibliography335
Index349

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