1st Edition

No Lost Certainties To Be Recovered
Sexuality, Creativity, Knowledge

ISBN 9781855752108
Published December 31, 1999 by Routledge
222 Pages

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Book Description

This book looks beyond both theory and practice to the politics and cultural resonances of psychoanalysis–in the torments and anxiety of artistic endeavour, and in the urgent and wearying sense of the blindness of our troubled history and politics, in Israel and in South America.

Table of Contents

Foreword -- Sexuality -- Hysteria -- Fetishism -- Obscure objects of desire -- Creativity -- Dreams, acting out, and symbolic impoverishment -- From the analysis of an artist -- Stephen King’s Misery—the horrors of writing -- History -- The Aztecs, Masada, and the compulsion to repeat -- Knowledge -- Knowledge and its vicissitudes

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