Psychoanalytic Literary Criticism (Longman Critical Readers)

Psychoanalytic Literary Criticism (Longman Critical Readers)

Maud Ellmann


This number of essays presents scholars of literary serious concept with an advent to Freudian equipment of interpretation, and exhibits how these tools were remodeled by way of contemporary advancements in French psychoanalysis, relatively by way of the impression of Jacques Lacan. It explains how classical Freudian feedback tended to target the thematic content material of the literary textual content, while Lacanian feedback specializes in its linguistic constitution, redirecting the reader to the phrases themselves. techniques and techniques are outlined by way of tracing the function performed by way of the drama of Oedipus within the improvement of psychoanalytic idea and feedback. The essays hide a large popular scope and are divided into 3 components: drama, narrative and poetry. each one is followed by means of explanatory headnotes giving transparent definitions of advanced phrases.

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