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Towards reading Freud : self-creation in Milton, Wordsworth, Emerson, and Sigmund Freud

Author: Mark Edmundson
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"When most critics were using Freudian theories to study literature, Mark Edmundson read Freud s writings as literature alongside the works of poets grappling with the heady issues of desire, narcissism, and grief. Towards Reading Freud weighs the psychoanalyst s therapeutic directives against his more visionary impulses in a magisterial comparative study of such writers as Shakespeare, Wordsworth, Emerson, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: John Milton; William Wordsworth; Ralph Waldo Emerson; Sigmund Freud; Ralph Waldo Emerson; Sigmund Freud; John Milton; William Wordsworth
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Edmundson
ISBN: 9780226184616 0226184617
OCLC Number: 123284951
Notes: Originally published: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©1990.
Description: xii, 171 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Machine derived contents note: Contents --
Preface ix --
Introduction --
Reading Freud 3 --
Chapter One --
Freud's First Self-Genesis: "The Interpretation of Dreams," 1900 24 --
Chapter Two --
New Thresholds: "On Narcissism, An Introduction," 1914 55 --
Chapter Three --
Therapeutic Exchanges: Papers on Psychoanalytic Technique, 1911-1915 87 --
Chapter Four --
The Work of Melancholia: "Mourning and Melancholia," 1917 125 --
Conclusion --
Freud in the Future 154 --
Index 169.
Responsibility: Mark Edmundson.
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