Desire in the Renaissance

Desire in the Renaissance

Psychoanalysis and Literature

eBook - 2001
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Drawing on a variety of psychoanalytic approaches, ten critics engage in exciting discussions of the ways the "inner life" is depicted in the Renaissance and the ways it is shown to interact with the "external" social and economic spheres. Spurred by the rise of capitalism and the nuclear family, Renaissance anxieties over changes in identity emerged in the period's unconscious--or, as Freud would have it, in its literature. Hence, much of Renaissance literature represents themes that have been prominent in the discourse of psychoanalysis: mistaken identity, incest, voyeurism, mourning, and th.
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2001
ISBN: 9781400821501
1400821509
Characteristics: 1 online resource (281 pages)
Additional Contributors: Schwartz, Regina

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