Literature and psychoanalysis

Jeremy Tambling


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Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-7190-8674-8
Subject Area: Literature
BIC Category: Literary theory
Published: December 2012
216 x 138 mm
190 pages
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Also available in: Hardback
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  • Literature and Psychoanalysis 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 Žižek, and into the context of gender studies and queer theory.
    Acknowledgements
    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
    Bibliography
    Index
    Jeremy Tambling is Professor of Literature at the University of Manchester
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