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The Literary Freud

1st Edition

By Perry Meisel


240 pages

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First published in 2007. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


"It is by far the best treatment of the literary Freud available, and should be widely read and used, both by scholars and students of literature and of psychoanalysis." -- Harold Bloom, Yale University

"A striking, innovative, brilliant work that will strongly influence future discussion in Freud studies." -- David Mikics, University of Houston

Table of Contents

Textual Note. Preface 1. A Reception History 2. 'Sensations' and 'Ideas' 3. Psychoanalysis and Aestheticism 4. A Supplement to the History of Modernism and Psychoanalysis 5. Strachey the Apostle 6. Freud and Foucault 7. Representation and Resistance in Mansfield, James, and Hardy 8. Biography and Literary History 9. The Ontology of the Pornographic Image 10. Freud, Bakhtin, Shakespeare Works Cited. Index

About the Author

Perry Meisel is Professor of English at New York University. His many books include The Cowboy and the Dandy: Crossing Over from Romanticism to Rock and Roll, The Myth of the Modern: A Study in British Literature and Criticism After 1850, Bloomsbury/Freud: The Letters of James and Mix Strachey, 1924-1925, and Freud: A Collection of Critical Essays.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LITERARY CRITICISM / Semiotics & Theory
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / General