Hemingway's Fetishism: Psychoanalysis and the Mirror of Manhood

Hemingway's Fetishism: Psychoanalysis and the Mirror of Manhood

by Carl P. Eby
     
 

Demonstrates in painstaking detail and with reference to stunning new archival evidence how fetishism was crucial to the construction and negotiation of identity and gender in Hemingway's life and fiction.

In Hemingway’s Fetishism, Carl Eby demonstrates in painstaking detail and with stunning new archival evidence how fetishism was crucial to the

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Demonstrates in painstaking detail and with reference to stunning new archival evidence how fetishism was crucial to the construction and negotiation of identity and gender in Hemingway's life and fiction.

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 Apologia

1. The Core Complex and the Field of Fetishistic Fantasy

2. Freud, Fetishism, and Hemingway's Phallic Women

3. Biography, Post-Freudian Theory, and Beyond the Phallus

4. Loss, Fetishism, and the Fate of the Transitional Object

5. Ebony and Ivory: Hemingway's Fetishization of Race

6. Bisexuality, Splitting, and the Mirror of Manhood

7. Perversion, Pornography, and Creativity

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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