Classical Myth and Psychoanalysis Ancient and Modern Stories of the Self
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- Format: Hardcover
- Copyright: 08/16/2013
- Publisher: Oxford University Press
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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.