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Classical Myth and Psychoanalysis - Ancient and Modern Stories of the Self (Hardcover): Vanda Zajko, Ellen O'Gorman
Classical Myth and Psychoanalysis - Ancient and Modern Stories of the Self (Hardcover): Vanda Zajko, Ellen O'Gorman

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Classical Myth and Psychoanalysis - Ancient and Modern Stories of the Self (Hardcover)

Vanda Zajko, Ellen O'Gorman

Series: Classical Presences

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Since Freud published the Interpretation of Dreams in 1900 and utilized Sophocles' Oedipus Rex to work through his developing ideas about the psycho-sexual development of children, it has been virtually impossible to think about psychoanalysis without reference to classical myth. Myth has the capacity to transcend the context of any particular retelling, continuing to transform our understanding of the present. Throughout the twentieth century, experts on the ancient world have turned to the insights of psychoanalytic criticism to supplement and inform their readings of classical myth and literature.
This volume examines the inter-relationship of classical myth and psychoanalysis from the generation before Freud to the present day, engaging with debates about the role of classical myth in modernity, the importance of psychoanalytic ideas for cultural critique, and its ongoing relevance to ways of conceiving the self. The chapters trace the historical roots of terms in everyday usage, such as narcissism and the phallic symbol, in the reception of Classical Greece, and cover a variety of both classical and psychoanalytic texts.

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Imprint: Oxford UniversityPress
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Classical Presences
Release date: June 2013
First published: August 2013
Editors: Vanda Zajko • Ellen O'Gorman
Dimensions: 222 x 148 x 28mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 386
ISBN-13: 978-0-19-965667-7
Barcode: 9780199656677
Categories: Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Non-Christian religions > Pre-Christian European & Mediterranean religions > Ancient Greek religion
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian religions > Pre-Christian European & Mediterranean religions > Ancient Greek religion
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LSN: 0-19-965667-3

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