Literature and psychoanalysis / Jeremy Tambling
- Tambling, Jeremy
- Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press, 2012. and New York : Distributed in the United States exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan.
- Physical Description:
- 169 pages ; 22 cm
- 1. Introduction: Freud's Copernican revolution -- 2. Freud and literature -- 3. Freud and memory -- 4. Freud and guilt -- 5. Klein and `object-relations': the mother and creativity -- 6. Introducing Lacan -- 7. Freud, Lacan: hysteria, paranoia, psychosis -- 8. Between literature and psychoanalysis.
- This is an exciting, and compulsive working through of what Freud really said, and why it is so important, with a chapter on Melanie Klein and object relations theory, and two chapters on Lacan, and his work on the unconscious as structured like a language. Investigating different forms of literature through a careful examination of Shakespeare, Blake, the Sherlock Holmes stories, and many other examples from literature, the book makes the argument for taking literature and psychoanalysis together, and essential to each other. The book places both literature and psychoanalysis into the context of all that has been said about these subjects in recent debates in the theory of Derrida and Foucault and Zizek, and into the context of gender studies and queer theory. and 'Literature and Psychoanalysis' looks at Freud, Melanie Klein and Lacan, to explain their key concepts, and to suggest why they are essential in the study of literature.
- 9780719086748 (pbk), 0719086744 (pbk), 9780719086731 (hbk), and 0719086736 (hbk)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages -162) and index.
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