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The Cambridge Introduction to Literature and Psychoanalysis

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This volume is an introduction to the relationship between psychoanalysis and literature. Jean-Michel Rabate takes Sigmund Freud as his point of departure, studying in detail Freud's integration of literature in the training of psychoanalysts and how literature provided crucial terms for his myriad theories, such as the Oedipus complex. Rabate subsequently surveys other theoreticians such as Wilfred Bion, Marie Bonaparte, Carl Jung, Jacques Lacan, and Slavoj Zizek. This Introduction is organized thematically, examining in detail important terms like deferred action, fantasy, hysteria, paranoia, sublimation, the uncanny, trauma, and perversion. Using examples from Miguel de Cervantes and William Shakespeare to Sophie Calle and Yann Martel, Rabate demonstrates that the psychoanalytic approach to literature, despite its erstwhile controversy, has recently reemerged as a dynamic method of interpretation.

Product code: 9781107423916

ISBN 9781107423916
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H229xW152xS15
Series Cambridge Introductions to Literature
No. Of Pages 262
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Jean-Michel Rabate examines why Freud felt that literature was essential in the training of psychoanalysts and how literature provided crucial terms for his theories, such as the Oedipus complex. Literary examples range from Cervantes and Shakespeare to more recent authors like Sophie Calle and Yann Martel.