1st Edition

The Bi-sexuality of Daniel Defoe
A Psychoanalytic Survey of the Man and His Works

ISBN 9781855754560
Published December 31, 2006 by Routledge
304 Pages

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Book Description

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

The genius of Daniel Defoe -- The Historical Collections -- The negative Oedipus complex -- The thrills of risk-taking -- Cannibalism -- The plague: defying Thanatos -- The storm -- The voyeur -- The spy -- Coprophilia and creativity -- Captain Singleton: the ablation of Alice Defoe -- The birth traumas of Sheppard, Wild and Defoe -- The preacher -- The feminist -- Crusoe's island -- Moll Flanders -- Roxana -- Apocalypse: The Political History of the Devil -- Epilogue

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