Freuds Literary Culture by Graham FranklandFreuds Literary Culture by Graham Frankland

Freuds Literary Culture

byGraham FranklandEditorH. B. Nisbet

Paperback | February 13, 2006

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This original book investigates the role played by literature in Sigmund Freud's creation and development of psychoanalysis. Graham Frankland analyzes the whole range of Freud's own texts from a literary-critical perspective, providing a comprehensive reappraisal of his life's work. His study reveals how Freud was deeply rooted in European literary tradition, examining in detail the rhetoric and imagery of his writing, the influence of literary criticism on his approach to analyzing patients and his creation of psychoanalytical "novels," quasi-literary fictions fraught with profoundly personal subtexts.
Title:Freuds Literary CultureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:276 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.63 inPublished:February 13, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521024218

ISBN - 13:9780521024211


Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. The unconscious of psychoanalysis: Freud's literary allusions; 2. A sublime ambivalence: Freud as literary critic; 3. The literary-critical paradigm: Sources as Freud's hermeneutic; 4. The Frustrated Dichter: literary qualities of Freud's text; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"Freud's Literary Culture is a truly remarkable book that will stir the reader to reread Freud's work from a fresh point fo view....Freud's Literary Culture is a wonderfully stimulating and extraordinary comprehensive study of nonclinical influences on Freud's work." Psychoanalytic Quarterly