Virginia Woolf and the Lust of Creation: A Psychoanalytic Exploration

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780887062001
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/1987
  • Pages: 336

Table of Contents


I. Introduction

II. "The broken chrysalis": need for maternal protection

III. "Passionate affection for my father alternating with passionate hatred"

IV. "Nessa has all that I should like to have"

V. "I want everything - love, children, adventure, intimacy, work"

VI. "Lying unprotected, she looked like a victim dropped from the claws of a bird of prey" - The Voyage Out

VII. "He seemed like one of those lost birds fascinated by the lighthouse and held to the glass by the splendor of the blaze" - Night and Day

VIII. Elegy to brother: "I think of death sometimes as the end of an excursion I went on when Thoby died" - Jacob's Room

IX. Sane and insane truth: "Human beings hunt in packs ..., desert the fallen" - Mrs. Dalloway

X. "It was a house full of unrelated passions" - To the Lighthouse

XI. "Now a thousand hints and mysteries became plain to her that were primarily hidden - the obscurity which divides the sexes" - Orlando: A Biography

XII. "I ride rough waters and shall sink with no one to save me - more cruel than the old torturers, you will let me fall" - The Waves

XIII. "There must be another life ..., not in dreams but here and now ... with living people" - The Years

XIV. "Oh that our human pain could here have ending" - Between the Acts

XV. Epilogue




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