Virginia Woolf and the Fictions of Psychoanalysis

Virginia Woolf and the Fictions of Psychoanalysis

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qA stunning, brilliant, absolutely compelling reading of Woolf through the lens of Kleinian and Freudian psychoanalytic debates about the primacy of maternality and paternality in the construction of consciousness, gender, politics, and the past, and of psychoanalysis through the lens of Woolf's novels and essays. In addition to transforming our understanding of Woolf, this book radically expands our understanding of the historicity and contingent construction of psychoanalytic theory and our vision of the potential of psychoanalytic€”Nancy J. Chodorow, University of California at Berkeley qVirginia Woolf and the Fictions of Psychoanalysis brings Woolf's extraordinary craftsmanship back into view; the book combines powerful claims about sexual politics and intellectual history with the sort of meticulous, imaginative close reading that leaves us, simply, seeing much more in Woolf's words than we did before. It is the most exciting book on Woolf to come along in some€”Lisa Ruddick, Modern Philology... when you have made enough to live on by your profession you must refuse to sell your brain for the sake of moneyaquot; (80). ... Traced ultimately to the eggs laid by caterpillars curled in the aquot;heart of England, aquot; the rank smell calls attention to theanbsp;...

Title:Virginia Woolf and the Fictions of Psychoanalysis
Author:Elizabeth Abel
Publisher:University of Chicago Press - 1989-10-10


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