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Literature and Psychoanalysis

Jeremy Tambling


This book presents a working through of what Freud really said, and why it is so important, with a chapter on Melanie Klein and object relations theory, and two chapters on Lacan and his work on the unconscious as structured like a language. Investigating different forms of literature through a careful examination of Shakespeare, Blake, the Sherlock Holmes stories, and many other examples from literature, it makes an argument for taking literature and psychoanalysis together, and essential to each other. The book places both literature and psychoanalysis into the context of all that has been s ... More

Keywords: Freud, Melanie Klein, object relations theory, Lacan, unconscious, gender studies, queer theory, Shakespeare, Blake, Sherlock Holmes

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780719086731
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719086731.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeremy Tambling, author