Russian Literature and Psychoanalysis

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This is a collection of psychoanalytical essays on a broad spectrum of well-known Russian authors, such as Puskin, Dostoevsky, Gogol, Belyj, Tjutcev, Axmatova, and Nabokov. The volume includes some reprints, among which a contribution by Sigmund Freud on Dostoevsky and Parricide'. The majority of the contributions are original publications by present-day specialists in the field. This is a book which may benefit literary scholars as well as professional psychoanalysts.
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgments
ix
Introduction: Russian literature and psychoanalysis — Four modes of intersection
Daniel Rancour-Laferriere
1
Part I. Previous contributions
Dostoevsky and parricide
S. Freud
41
Dostoevsky’s experiment with projective mechanisms and the theft of identity in The Double
R.J. Rosenthal
59
Myshkin and Rogozhin
E. Dalton
89
Gogol’s retreat from love: Toward an interpretation of Mirgorod
H. McLean
101
Puškin and Don Juan
Henry Kučera
123
Solzhenitsyn and the Jews: A psychoanalytic view
Daniel Rancour-Laferriere
143
Part II. New contributions
The psychoanalytic breakthrough in Russia on the eve of the First World War
M. Ljunggren
173
Puškin and the pleasure of the text: Anal and erotic images of creativity
L. Brett Cooke
193
The obverse of self: Gender shifts in poems by Tjutčev and Axmatova
S. Pratt
225
Psychoanalysis of “Peasant Marej”: Some residual problems
J. Rice
245
Pathological patterns in Belyj’s novels: “Ableuxovs-Letaevs-Korobkins” revisited
Olga Muller Cooke
263
Kto vinovat? Guilt and rebellion in zoscenko’s accounts of childhood
Krista Hanson
285
Of dreams, devils, irrationality and The Master and Margarita
Jon Mills
303
The beauty mark and the “I”s of the beholder: Limonov’s narcissistic poem “Ja v mysljax poderžu drugogo čeloveka”
A. Zholkovsky
329
Cloud, castle, claustrum: Nabokov as a Freudian in spite of himself
A. Elms
353
Splitting of the ego: Freudian doubles, Nabokovian doubles
Georgia M. Green
369
Charles Kinbote’s psychosis: A key to Vladimir Nabokov’s Pale Fire
P. Welsen
381
Bakhtin and Freud on the ego
G. Pirog
401
Dora and the underground man
H. Murav
417
Women without men in the writing of contemporary Soviet women writers
A. Barker
431
Can a literature be neurotic?: Literary self and authority structures in Russian cultural development
G. Cox
451
Abstracts of contents
471
Subjects

Literature & Literary Studies

Theoretical literature & literary studies
BIC Subject: DSB – Literary studies: general
BISAC Subject: LIT000000 – LITERARY CRITICISM / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  89000280