shopping cart
nothing in cart
 
browse by subject
new releases
best sellers
sale books
browse by author
browse by publisher
home
about us
upcoming events
Jun 4th - Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Level 1: Practical solutions to real world problems - live webinar [SickKids CCMH Learning Institute]
Jun 9th - Hack Your Mind for Better Health [MAGentix]
Jun 10th - Tips, Tricks and Techniques for Online Therapy with Children - live 2-hour webinar [SickKids CCMH Learning Institute]
Jun 12th - It’s the Law: What You Need to Know about Consent, Negligence, Confidentiality and more! - webinar [Leading Edge Seminars]
Jun 12th - *postponed to 2021* Trauma Talks 2020 - Intergenerational Trauma: Hope and Healing Through Trauma-Informed Care [Women's College Hospital]
schools agencies and other institutional orders (click here)
Free shipping across Canada, until June 8th. Please read our Covid-19 statement here.
Join our mailing list! Click here to sign up.
Towards Reading Freud : Self-Creation in Milton, Wordsworth, Emerson, and Sigmund Freud
Edmundson, Mark
University of Chicago Press / Softcover / 2007-09-01 / 0226184617
Freud / Psychoanalysis & Literature
price: $22.95 (may be subject to change)
184 pages
Not in Stock, usually ships in 7-10 business days

In this book Mark Edmundson reverses the usual practice of using Freud to analyze literary texts. Instead, he reads Freud by analogy with major imaginative writers for whom the figuring and refiguring of the self is a central activity. His readings expose a dialectic between the therapeutic Freud and Freud the sublime author and challenge the normative role of psychoanalysis both in society and in literary criticism.Edmundson begins by comparing the Oedipal passage in The Interpretation of Dreams with works of Sophocles and Shakespeare. He reads Freud's "On Narcissism" through the lens of Eve's Narcissus scene in Paradise Lost; considers the papers on therapeutic technique against Wordsworth's Prelude and major lyrics; and places the ethos of "Mourning and Melancholia" in contrast to the American "refusal to mourn" that informs Emerson's essays. The readings show that even as Freud is representing general human limits, he is frequently reinventing himself symbolically in ways that defy his own normative standards. Edmundson asks, then, whether Freud's self-creating drive, or that exemplified by any of the "literary" authors in the study, can serve as an example of useful resistance against the tendencies that normative psychoanalysis reinforces within society. --- from the publisher

Caversham Booksellers
98 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S 1G6 Canada
(click for map and directions)
All prices in $cdn
Copyright 2020

Phone toll-free (800) 361-6120
Tel (416) 944-0962 | Fax (416) 944-0963
E-mail [email protected]
Hours: 9-6 Mon-Sat / Closed Sunday (EST)

search
Click here to read previous issues.
other lists
Freud
Psychoanalysis & Literature
U of Chicago Press
University Presses