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Inhaltsangabe: Cultures of the Death Drive is a comprehensive guide to the work of pioneering psychoanalyst Melanie Klein (1882–1960) and to developments in Kleinian theory to date. It is also an analysis and a demonstration of the distinctive usefulness of Klein’s thought for understanding modernist literature and visual art. Esther SÃ¡nchez-Pardo examines the issues that the seminal discourses of psychoanalysis and artistic modernism brought to the fore in the early twentieth century and points toward the uses of Kleinian thinking for reconceptualizing the complexities of identity and social relations today.
SÃ¡nchez-Pardo argues that the troubled political atmosphere leading to both world wars created a melancholia fueled by “cultures of the death drive” and the related specters of object lossâ loss of coherent and autonomous selves, of social orders where stability reigned, of metaphysical guarantees, and, in some cases, loss and fragmentation of empire. This melancholia permeated, and even propelled, modernist artistic discourses. SÃ¡nchez-Pardo shows how the work of Melanie Klein, the theorist of melancholia par excellence, uniquely illuminates modernist texts, particularly their representations of gender and sexualities. She offers a number of readingsâ of works by Virginia Woolf, RenÃ© Magritte, Lytton Strachey, Djuna Barnes, and Countee Cullenâ that reveal the problems melancholia posed for verbal and visual communication and the narrative and rhetorical strategies modernist artists derived to either express or overcome them. In her afterword, SÃ¡nchez-Pardo explicates the connections between modernist and contemporary melancholia.
A valuable contribution to psychoanalytic theory, gender and sexuality studies, and the study of representation in literature and the visual arts, Cultures of the Death Drive is a necessary resource for those interested in the work of Melanie Klein.
From the Back Cover: ""Cultures of the Death Drive" offers a sustained consideration of Kleinian psychoanalysis for literary reading. It will doubtless open up psychoanalytic literary criticism to new and unsettling perspectives. I expect this book to have a singular and important effect on contemporary intellectual life."--Judith Butler, University of California, Berkeley
Titel: Cultures of the Death Drive: Melanie Klein ...
Verlag: Duke University Press Books
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Buchbeschreibung Durham, [N.C.] : Duke University Press, 2003., Orig. cloth binding. Book may have a remainder mark.Includes bibliographical references (p. -474) and index. Post-contemporary interventions Condition : as new copy. ISBN 0822330091[KEYWORDS: PSYCHOLOGY, Klein, Melanie, psychoanalysis. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 223201
Buchbeschreibung Duke Univ Pr, Durham, North Carolina, U.S.A., 2003. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Very Good. No Jacket. 490 pages. No dust jacket. Size: 8vo - over 7? - 9? Tall. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 25064
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