The Bi-sexuality of Daniel Defoe: A Psychoanalytic Survey of the Man and His Works, 1st Edition (e-Book) book cover

The Bi-sexuality of Daniel Defoe

A Psychoanalytic Survey of the Man and His Works, 1st Edition

By Leo Abse


320 pages

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This book presents an intriguing and novel Freudian overview of all Daniel Defoe's major works by confronting various psychoanalytic hypotheses regarding Defoe. It is an original, well-documented, and compelling cross-disciplinary approach to identity issues and creative genius of Defoe.

Table of Contents

CHAPTER ONE The genius of Daniel Defoe CHAPTER TWO The Historical Collections CHAPTER THREE The negative Oedipus complex CHAPTER FOUR The thrills of risk-taking CHAPTER FIVE Cannibalism CHAPTER SIX The plague: defying Thanatos, CHAPTER SEVEN The storm CHAPTER EIGHT The voyeur CHAPTER NINE The spy CHAPTER TEN Coprophilia and creativity CHAPTER ELEVEN Captain Singleton: the ablation of Alice Defoe CHAPTER TWELVE The birth traumas of Sheppard, Wild and Defoe CHAPTER THIRTEEN The preacher CHAPTER FOURTEEN The feminist CHAPTER FIFTEEN Crusoe’s island CHAPTER SIXTEEN Moll Flanders CHAPTER SEVENTEEN Roxana CHAPTER EIGHTEEN Apocalypse: The Political History of the Devil CHAPTER NINETEEN Epilogue.

About the Author

Abse, Leo

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health