Writings on Art and Literature (Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics Series)

Writings on Art and Literature (Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics Series)

by Sigmund Freud
     
 

ISBN-10: 0804729727

ISBN-13: 9780804729727

Pub. Date: 10/01/1997

Publisher: Stanford University Press


Despite Freud's enormous influence on twentieth-century interpretations of the humanities, there has never before been in English a complete collection of his writings on art and literature. These fourteen essays cover the entire range of his work on these subjects, in chronological order beginning with his first published analysis of a work of literature, the…  See more details below

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Despite Freud's enormous influence on twentieth-century interpretations of the humanities, there has never before been in English a complete collection of his writings on art and literature. These fourteen essays cover the entire range of his work on these subjects, in chronological order beginning with his first published analysis of a work of literature, the 1907 "Delusion and Dreams in Jensen's Gradiva" and concluding with the 1940 posthumous publication of "Medusa's Head." Many of the essays included in this collection have been crucial in contemporary literary and art criticism and theory.

Among the subjects Freud engages are Shakespeare's Hamlet, The Merchant of Venice, King Lear, and Macbeth, Goethe's Dichtung und Wahrheit, Michelangelo's Moses, E. T. A. Hoffman's "The Sand Man," Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov, fairy tales, the effect of and the meaning of beauty, mythology, and the games of aestheticization. All texts are drawn from The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud, edited by James Strachey. The volume includes the notes prepared for that edition by the editor.

In addition to the writings on Jensen's Gradiva and Medusa, the essays are: "Psychopathic Characters on the Stage," "The Antithetical Meaning of Primal Words," "The Occurrence in Dreams of Material from Fairy Tales," "The Theme of the Three Caskets," "The Moses of Michelangelo," "Some Character Types Met with in Psycho-analytic Work," "On Transience," "A Mythological Parallel to a Visual Obsession," "A Childhood Recollection from Dichtung und Wahrheit," "The Uncanny," "Dostoevsky and Parricide," and "The Goethe Prize."

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804729727
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
10/01/1997
Series:
Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
344
Sales rank:
1,159,563
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Note on This Edition
Delusions and Dreams in Jensen's Gradiva3
Psychopathic Characters on the Stage87
The Antithetical Meaning of Primal Words94
The Occurrence in Dreams of Material from Fairy Tales101
The Theme of the Three Caskets109
The Moses of Michelangelo122
Some Character-Types Met with in Psycho-analytic Work151
On Transience176
A Mythological Parallel to a Visual Obsession180
A Childhood Recollection from Dichtung und Wahrheit182
The 'Uncanny'193
Dostoevsky and Parricide234
The Goethe Prize256
Medusa's Head264
Editor's Notes269
Works Cited283

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