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Language, Discourse, Society

The Destructive Element

British Psychoanalysis and Modernism

Authors: Stonebridge, Lyndsey

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'In the destructive element immerse.' These words from Joseph Conrad's Stein in Lord Jim cast a shadow over twentieth-century literature. At the same time, Freud's bleak prognosis of culture's discontents left a psychoanalysis with a legacy that found one of its most profound realisations in the play-rooms of British child psychoanalysis. In this book, Lyndsey Stonebridge offers a new perspective on the history of our fascination with culture's discontents by returning to British psychoanalysis and second-wave modernism.

About the authors

LYNDSEY STONEBRIDGE is a Lecturer in English in the School of English and American Studies at the University of East Anglia. She is the editor (with John Phillips) of Reading Melanie Klein.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction: From Bokhara to Samarra: Psychoanalysis and Modernism

    Stonebridge, Lyndsey

    Pages 1-21

  • Sticks for Dahlias: The Destructive Element in Literary Criticism and Melanie Klein

    Stonebridge, Lyndsey

    Pages 22-45

  • Is the Room a Tomb? Virginia Woolf, Roger Fry and the Kleinians

    Stonebridge, Lyndsey

    Pages 46-78

  • Rhythm: Breaking the Illusion

    Stonebridge, Lyndsey

    Pages 79-107

  • Stone Love: Adrian Stokes and the Inside Out

    Stonebridge, Lyndsey

    Pages 108-141

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Destructive Element
Book Subtitle
British Psychoanalysis and Modernism
Authors
Series Title
Language, Discourse, Society
Copyright
1998
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Lyndsey Stonebridge
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-26721-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-349-26721-7
Softcover ISBN
978-0-333-67838-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 210
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