Originally published in 1924 this title is substantially a continuation of Baudouin’s earlier title Studies in Psychoanalysis, being an application of psychoanalysis to the theory of aesthetics, as illustrated by a detailed study of the works of the Belgian poet Emile Verhaeren. The ‘interpretation’ Freud has supplied for dreams Baudouin attempts – and archives – for the imagery of the artistic creator. The work is in part based upon private documents supplied to the author by Madame Verhaeren, an autograph letter, and a previously unpublished poem.
Table of Contents
Translator’s Preface. Introduction: The Laws of the Imagination. Poetic Symbols. 1. Les Tendresses Premières 2. Les Flamandes and Les Moines 3. The Crisis 4. Conversion and Deliverence 5. An Oedipus Trilogy 6. Life in All its Ardour. Conclusion. Ce Soir (poem by Verhaeren, here first published). Bibliography. Index.