Towards Reading Freud: Self-creation in Milton, Wordsworth, Emerson, and Sigmund Freud by Mark Edmundson
Towards Reading Freud: Self-creation in Milton, Wordsworth, Emerson, and Sigmund Freud

Mark Edmundson

Towards Reading Freud: Self-creation in Milton, Wordsworth, Emerson, and Sigmund Freud

Mark Edmundson

171 pages first pub 1990 (editions)

challenging informative reflective medium-paced

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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 therape...

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