TITLE

psychoanalytic criticism (1919) Literary Theory

PUB. DATE
January 2002
SOURCE
Dictionary of Theories;2002, p437
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the term "psychoanalytic criticism" is presented. In psychoanalytic criticism, literature is regarded as analogous to dream or fantasy and therefore an expression of drives or desire. Psychoanalytic concepts have also illuminated the structure of figurative processes in literature.
ACCESSION #
40423830

 

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