By Ignes Sodre
Imaginary Existences: A psychoanalytic exploration of phantasy, fiction, desires and daydreams interweaves scholarly psychoanalytic wisdom and wide medical adventure with insights derived from shut readings of significant literature in a uniquely imaginitive and artistic demeanour, convincingly demonstrating how those methods of considering – psychoanalysis and literary feedback – organically relate to one another. this can be concurrently a psychoanalytic publication and a e-book approximately literature, illuminating the inventive chances current inside of either the psychoanalytic come across and the act of interpreting fiction. Scholarly and good researched, the psychoanalytic rules provided have their foundation within the paintings of Freud and Klein and a few in their fans; the vast and cutting edge writing concerning the nice authors in Western literature is both scholarly and lucent.
Here, Ignês Sodré explores creativity itself and, in particular, the impediments to inventive considering: defences, ordinarily narcissistic, opposed to dependency, guilt and loss, and the mis-use of mind's eye to disclaim fact. In her reports of the characters created by means of authors similar to George Eliot, Cervantes, Flaubert, Thomas Mann, Proust and Shakespeare, Sodré examines the best way nice writers create characters who mis-use their mind's eye, twisting truth into romantic daydreams or sado-masochistic enactments, which petrify adventure and freeze the fluidity of notion. Her medical reviews proceed and extend this subject, broadening the sphere and lending verification and weight to the arguments.
These poles of Sodré’s considering – psychoanalysis and literature – have interaction seamlessly in Imaginary Existences; the 2 disciplines interact, every one an intimate a part of a realized exploration of the human situation: our wants, our fears and our delusions. This convergence will pay tribute to the good intensity of the fictitious paintings being studied and to the mental validity of the psychoanalytic rules. This e-book might be of curiosity to psychoanalysts, psychologists, psychotherapists, literary critics, and people attracted to literature and literary criticism.
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Imaginary Existences: A psychoanalytic exploration of phantasy, fiction, dreams and daydreams (The New Library of Psychoanalysis) by Ignes Sodre