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Sodré, Ignês

Works: 6 works in 40 publications in 2 languages and 985 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Romance fiction  Fictional autobiographies  Biographical fiction  Novels  Science fiction plays 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR4167, 823.8
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ignês Sodré
Imagining characters : conversations about women writers : Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot, Willa Cather, Iris Murdoch, and Toni Morrison by A. S Byatt( Book )

29 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whether they are examining the bewildering passivity of Jane Austen's heroines, exploring Willa Cather's code of solitude, or reading Toni Morrison's Beloved as a novel about spite, Byatt and Sodre are witty, humane, funny, and profound. For anyone who loves Byatt's novels, for anyone who loves literature, Imagining Characters is indispensable, a work of criticism that returns us to the books it discusses with renewed respect and wonder
Imaginary existences : a psychoanalytic exploration of phantasy, fiction, dreams and daydreams by Ignês Sodré( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Imaginary Existences: Dream Daydream Phantasy Fiction interweaves scholarly psychoanalytic knowledge and extensive clinical experience with insights derived from close readings of great literature in a uniquely imaginative and creative manner, convincingly demonstrating how these two ways of thinking - psychoanalysis and literary criticism - organically relate to each other. This is simultaneously a psychoanalytic book and a book about literature, illuminating the imaginative possibilities present within both the psychoanalytic encounter and the act of reading fiction. Scholarly and well researched, the psychoanalytic ideas presented have their basis in the work of Freud and Klein and some of their followers; the extensive and innovative writing about the great authors in Western literature is equally scholarly and lucent. Here, Ignes Sodre eplores creativity itself and, specifically, the impediments to creative thinking: defences, mostly narcissistic, against dependency, guilt and loss, and the mis-use of imagination to deny reality. In her studies of the characters created by authors such as George Eliot, Cervantes, Flaubert, Thomas Mann, Proust and Shakespeare, Sodre examines the way great writers create characters who mis-use their imagination, twisting reality into romantic daydreams or sado-masochistic enactments, which petrify experience and freeze the fluidity of thought. Her clinical studies continue and expand this theme, broadening the field and lending verification and weight to the arguments"--
Villette by Charlotte Brontë( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With neither friends nor family, Lucy Snowe sets sail from England to find employment in a girls' boarding school in the small town of Villette. There she struggles to retain her self-possession in the face of unruly pupils, an initially suspicious headmaster, and her own complex feelings, first for the school's English doctor and then for the dictatorial professor, Paul Emmanuel. Charlotte Brontë's last and most autobiographical novel is a powerfully moving study of isolation and the pain of unrequited love, narrated by a heroine determined to preserve an independent spirit
Henry and Cato by Iris Murdoch( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twee jonge mannen op zoek naar hun identiteit: de een die zich pas kan ontplooien wanneer zijn door de moeder verafgode oudere broer is verongelukt; de ander die zijn heil zoekt in de schoot van de r.k. moederkerk, maar zijn geloof niet kan handhaven
Iago on the couch( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Actors and analysts discuss Iago from Othello. The venue: Freud's Hampstead home. The setting: Freud's dinner table. The host: psychoanalyst Don Campbell. The guests: actor Simon Russell Beale and theatre director Terry Hands with psychoanalysts David Bell and Ignes Sodre. Theatrical experience and psychoanalytic expertise join together in this uniquely atmospheric setting for an involved and engaging examination of one of Shakespeare's most complex characters
Urojone istnienia : psychoanalityczne rozważania o fantazji, literaturze, marzeniach sennych i śnieniu na jawie by Ignês Sodré( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.39 (from 0.30 for Villette / ... to 0.96 for Urojone is ...)

Imagining characters : conversations about women writers : Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot, Willa Cather, Iris Murdoch, and Toni Morrison
English (39)

Polish (1)

VilletteHenry and Cato