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

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…  See more details below

Overview

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.

"Eby stands out as a particularly fine writer who has brought unfamiliar Hemingway materials together in creative conjunctions to illuminate the classic works. His critical savvy and sense of humor are very refreshing.

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

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

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