The Dream and the Text: Essays on Literature and Language

The Dream and the Text: Essays on Literature and Language

by Carol Schreier Rupprecht
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0791413624

ISBN-13: 9780791413623

Pub. Date: 07/28/1993

Publisher: State University of New York Press

This book partakes of a long tradition of dream interpretation, but, at the same time, is unique in its cross-cultural and interdisciplinary methods and in its mix of theoretical and analytical approaches. It includes a great chronological and geographical range, from ancient Sumeria to eighteenth-century China; medieval Hispanic dream poetry to Italian Renaissance

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This book partakes of a long tradition of dream interpretation, but, at the same time, is unique in its cross-cultural and interdisciplinary methods and in its mix of theoretical and analytical approaches. It includes a great chronological and geographical range, from ancient Sumeria to eighteenth-century China; medieval Hispanic dream poetry to Italian Renaissance dream theory; Shakespeare to Nerval; and from Dostoevsky, through Emily Brontë, to Henry James. Rupprecht also incorporates various critical orientations including archetypal, comparative, feminist, historicist, linguistic, postmodern, psychoanalytic, religious, reader response, and self-psychology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791413623
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
07/28/1993
Series:
SUNY series in Dream Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
325

Table of Contents

Foreword by Norman N. Holland

Acknowledgements

1. Reading Yourself to Sleep: Dreams in/and/as Texts
Carol Schreier Rupprecht and Kelly Bulkley

Part I Foregrounding Theory

2. Bizarreness in Dreams and Other Fictions
Bert O. States

3. Real Dreams, Literary Dreams, and the Fantastic in Literature
Laurence M. Porter

4. In Defense of Nightmares: Clinical and Literary Cases
Jane White-Lewis

Part II Historical, Political, Cultural, and Social Aspects

5. Dreams, Divination, and Statecraft: The Politics of Dreams in Early Chinese History and Literature
John Brennan

6. Talmudic Dream Interpretation, Freudian Ambivalence, Deconstruction
Ken Frieden

7. Divinity, Insanity, Creativity: A Renaissance Contribution to the History and Theory of, Dream/Text(s)
Carol Schreier Rupprecht

8. Dreaming of Death: Love and Money in The Merchant of Venice
Kay Stockholder

Part III A Dreamer and a Text: Case Studies

9. The Evil Dreams of Gilgamesh: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Dreams in Mythological Texts
Kelly Bulkley

10. Hermia's Dream
Norman N. Holland

11. Self and Self-validation in a Stage Character: A Shakespearean Use of Dream
Joseph Westlund

12. A Challenge to Apollonian Mastery: A New Reading of Henry James's "Most Appalling Yet Most Admirable" Nightmare
Suzi Naiburg

Part IV Dreams in Texts

13. The Marqués de Santillana: Master Dreamer
Harriet Goldberg

14. Xerxes and Alexander: Dreams of America in Claramonte's El nuevo rey Gallinato
Frederick A. de Armas

15. Variations of the Prophetic Dream in Modern Russian Literature
C. Nicholas Lee

Contributors

Index

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