Dostoevsky: The Author as Psychoanalyst by George Santayana PDF

By George Santayana

ISBN-10: 1138522430

ISBN-13: 9781138522435

ISBN-10: 141280843X

ISBN-13: 9781412808439

Andre Gide as soon as acknowledged that Feodor Dostoevsky "lost himself within the characters of his books, and, for that reason, it truly is in them that he are available again." In "Dostoevsky: the writer as Psychoanalyst", Louis Breger methods Dostoevsky psychoanalytically, now not as a "patient" to be analyzed, yet as a fellow psychoanalyst, an individual whose existence and fiction are intertwined within the means of literary self-exploration.Raskolnikov's dream of the ache horse in "Crime and Punishment" has develop into the best identified in all literature, its wealthy imagery expressing which means on many degrees. utilizing this as a kick off point, Breger is going directly to supply a close research of the unconventional, situating it on the pivotal element in Dostoevsky's existence among the loss of life of his first spouse and his moment marriage. utilizing insights from his mental education, Breger additionally explores different works by way of Dostoevsky, between them his early novel, "The Double", which Breger pertains to the fearful breakdown that Dostoevsky suffered in his twenties, in addition to "Notes from Underground", "The Possessed", "The Idiot", "The Brothers Karamazov", etc. also, info from Dostoevsky's personal lifestyles - his compulsive playing, his epilepsy, his philosophical, political, non secular, and mystical ideals, and the interpretations of them present in latest biographies - are analyzed in detail.

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