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Riassunto: 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 Sánchez-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.
Sánchez-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 loss?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. Sánchez-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 readings?of works by Virginia Woolf, René Magritte, Lytton Strachey, Djuna Barnes, and Countee Cullen?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, Sánchez-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.
Esther Sánchez-Pardo is Associate Professor of English at Complutense University in Madrid. She has written and edited numerous books in Spanish.
Titolo: Cultures of the Death Drive: Melanie Klein ...
Casa editrice: Duke University Press Books
Data di pubblicazione: 2003
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro 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. ISBN 0822330091[KEYWORDS: PSYCHOLOGY, Klein, Melanie, psychoanalysis. Codice libro della libreria 223201
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria 97808223300973.0
Descrizione libro Duke Univ Pr, Durham, North Carolina, U.S.A., 2003. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. No Jacket. 490 pages. No dust jacket. Size: 8vo - over 7? - 9? Tall. Codice libro della libreria 25064
Descrizione libro Duke University Press Books, 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0822330091
Descrizione libro Duke University Press. Condizione libro: New. Brand New. Codice libro della libreria 0822330091
Descrizione libro Duke Univ. Condizione libro: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Hardcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Bookshop in business since 1992!. Codice libro della libreria 2376962
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Codice libro della libreria 97808223300971.0