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The Resource A psychoanalytic perspective on reading literature : reading the reader, Merav Roth

A psychoanalytic perspective on reading literature : reading the reader, Merav Roth

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A psychoanalytic perspective on reading literature : reading the reader
Title
A psychoanalytic perspective on reading literature
Title remainder
reading the reader
Statement of responsibility
Merav Roth
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Author
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • heb
  • eng
Summary
"What are the unconscious processes involved in reading literature? How does literature influence our psychological development and existential challenges? A Psychoanalytic Perspective on Reading Literature offers a unique glimpse into the unconscious psychic processes and development involved in reading. The author listens to the "free associations" of various literary characters, in numerous scenarios where the characters are themselves reading literature, thus revealing the mysterious ways in which reading literature helps us and contributes to our development. The book offers an introduction both to classic literature (Poe, Proust, Sartre, Semprun, Pessoa, Agnon, and more) and to the major psychoanalytic concepts that can be used in reading it - all described and widely explained before being used as tools for interpreting the literary illustrations. The book thus offers a rich lexical psychoanalytic source, alongside its main aim in analysing the reader's psychological mechanisms and development. Psychoanalytic interpretation of those literary readers opens three main avenues to the reader's experience: 1) The transference relations toward the literary characters 2) the literary work as means to transcend beyond the reader's self-identity and existential boundaries and 3) mobilization of internal dialectic tensions towards new integration and psychic equilibrium. An Epilogue concludes by emphasising the transformational power embedded in reading literature. The fascinating dialogue between literature and psychoanalysis illuminates hitherto concealed aspects of each discipline and contributes to new insights in both fields"--
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Roth, Merav
Dewey number
418/.4019
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the Hebrew
LC call number
PN56.P92
LC item number
R5813 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Art, creativity, and psychoanalysis book series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Psychoanalysis and literature
  • Reading, Psychology of
  • Narrative therapy
  • Narrative therapy
  • Psychoanalysis and literature
  • Reading, Psychology of
  • 17.81 schools in literary theory
Label
A psychoanalytic perspective on reading literature : reading the reader, Merav Roth
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Transference relations of the literary reader -- Part II. Reading literature as a means of transcendence -- Part III. From psychic equilibrium to psychic change: the dialectic forces of literature
Control code
1090914260
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 320 pages
Isbn
9781138391307
Lccn
2019018944
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1090914260
Label
A psychoanalytic perspective on reading literature : reading the reader, Merav Roth
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Transference relations of the literary reader -- Part II. Reading literature as a means of transcendence -- Part III. From psychic equilibrium to psychic change: the dialectic forces of literature
Control code
1090914260
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 320 pages
Isbn
9781138391307
Lccn
2019018944
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1090914260

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