Item #011210 Virginia Woolf and the Fictions of Psychoanalysis. Elizabeth Abel.

Virginia Woolf and the Fictions of Psychoanalysis

Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1989. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Near Fine / Near Fine. Item #011210

Women in Culture and Society Series. Full grey cloth. xi, 181 pp. A few stains to extremities of boards. Some neat ink and pencil marginalia. Ownership label to ffep. Dust jacket lightly bumped and toned to extremities, damp stained to spine foot. In this brilliantly original and ambitious study Elizabeth Abel discloses the unsuspected complexities of Virginia Woolf's relation to psychoanalysis. In reading Woolf's major works in the context of contemporaneous psychoanalytic narratives, Abel undertakes several related tasks: she uncovers the parallels between Woolf's narratives and those produced concurrently by Sigmund Freud and Melanie Klein; defines Woolf's relation to the psychoanalytic culture that emerged in London in the 1920s; reconstructs the discourse on gender and history that spanned literature, psychoanalysis, and anthropology during that decade; and charts the shifts in Woolf's engagement with psychoanalytic fictions across the two decades of her career.

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