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The therapeutic narrative : fictional relationships and the process of psychological change

Author: Barbara Almond; Richard Almond
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1996.
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This text explores a variety of novels that describe internal, personal change. It illustrates that there are parallels between the processes that lead to change in literary characters and the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Almond, Barbara.
Therapeutic narrative.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1996
(OCoLC)605179773
Named Person: Jane Austen; Anne Tyler; John Fowles; Frances Hodgson Burnett; George Eliot; Johanna Spyri; Edith Wharton; Jane Austen; Frances Hodgson Burnett; George Eliot; John Fowles; Johanna Spyri; Anne Tyler; Edith Wharton
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Almond; Richard Almond
ISBN: 0275953629 9780275953621 0275955796 9780275955793
OCLC Number: 34115775
Description: xiv, 204 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Pride and prejudice : Jane Austen's foreshadowing of psychoanalytic process --
Jane Eyre : mastering passion and guilt through mutual influence --
Margaret Drabble's The needle's eye : a depressive neurosis is healed in a spontaneous relationship --
The accidental tourist : traumatic loss and pathological grief respond to "accidental therapy" --
Silas Marner (George Eliot) : chronic depression resolves in a complexly layered therapeutic process --
Frances Hodgson Burnett's The secret garden : multiple cures, multiple processes of cure --
Heidi (Johanna Spyri) : the innocence of the child as a therapeutic force --
The Magus (John Fowles) : a literary psychodrama --
The house of mirth (Edith Wharton) : tragedy, the failure of a relationship to transform --
Conclusion : we read, we write, we talk to heal.
Responsibility: Barbara Almond and Richard Almond.

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