Enigmas of Identity

Enigmas of Identity

by Peter Brooks


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780691159539
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 10/13/2013
Pages: 232
Sales rank: 1,270,026
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Peter Brooks is the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Scholar at Princeton University. He is the author of many works of literary criticism, including Henry James Goes to Paris (Princeton), Reading for the Plot, Psychoanalysis and Storytelling, and Troubling Confessions. He is also the author of two novels, The Emperor's Body and World Elsewhere.

Table of Contents

To Begin 1

Chapter 1. Marks of Identity 10

Chapter 2. Egotisms 35

Chapter 3. The "Outcast of the Universe"? 60

Chapter 4. Discovering the Self in Self-Pleasuring 92

Chapter 5. "Inevitable Discovery": Searches, Narrative, Identity 117

Chapter 6. The Derealization of Self 147

Chapter 7. The Madness of Art 170

Epilogue: The Identity Paradigm 195

Acknowledgments 199

Notes 201

Index 217

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