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Psychoanalysis and Literature: The Stories We Live, by Marilyn Charles, Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham, PA, 2015, 273pp.

Psychoanalysis and Literature: The Stories We Live, by Marilyn Charles, Rowman & Littlefield,... The American Journal of Psychoanalysis, 2017, 77, (198–200) 2017 Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis 0002-9548/17 www.palgrave.com/journals Book Reviews Psychoanalysis and Literature: The Stories We Live, by Marilyn Charles, Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham, PA, 2015, 273pp. In a letter dated 5 November 1913 the famous Swiss psychiatrist and friend of psychoanalysis Eugen Bleuler remarked to Freud, ‘‘despite your great achievements in science, psychologically you are actually an artist to me’’ (Schro ¨ ter, 2012, p. 203, my translation). Freud’s preoccupation with science is well known, as is his infatuation with literature and art. From its very beginning psychoanalysis has been widely adopting and applying imagery from literature. In return, it has enriched literature with its own interpretations and instruments of understanding, providing literary authors with new insights and tools. Psychoanalysis and literature have had a very dynamic relationship of many fruitful exchanges which has, however, also revealed some rivalries and animosities (Hristeva, 2009). With her book Psychoanalysis and Literature Marilyn Charles has taken up a great challenge. She has committed herself to the ambitious task of bringing a fresh perspective to this wide-ranging, multi-faceted and much discussed topic. Yet true to its subtitle, The Stories We Live, this book http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The American Journal of Psychoanalysis Springer Journals

Psychoanalysis and Literature: The Stories We Live, by Marilyn Charles, Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham, PA, 2015, 273pp.

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 by Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis
Subject
Psychology; Clinical Psychology; Psychotherapy; Psychoanalysis
ISSN
0002-9548
eISSN
1573-6741
DOI
10.1057/s11231-017-9087-4
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The American Journal of Psychoanalysis, 2017, 77, (198–200) 2017 Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis 0002-9548/17 www.palgrave.com/journals Book Reviews Psychoanalysis and Literature: The Stories We Live, by Marilyn Charles, Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham, PA, 2015, 273pp. In a letter dated 5 November 1913 the famous Swiss psychiatrist and friend of psychoanalysis Eugen Bleuler remarked to Freud, ‘‘despite your great achievements in science, psychologically you are actually an artist to me’’ (Schro ¨ ter, 2012, p. 203, my translation). Freud’s preoccupation with science is well known, as is his infatuation with literature and art. From its very beginning psychoanalysis has been widely adopting and applying imagery from literature. In return, it has enriched literature with its own interpretations and instruments of understanding, providing literary authors with new insights and tools. Psychoanalysis and literature have had a very dynamic relationship of many fruitful exchanges which has, however, also revealed some rivalries and animosities (Hristeva, 2009). With her book Psychoanalysis and Literature Marilyn Charles has taken up a great challenge. She has committed herself to the ambitious task of bringing a fresh perspective to this wide-ranging, multi-faceted and much discussed topic. Yet true to its subtitle, The Stories We Live, this book

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The American Journal of PsychoanalysisSpringer Journals

Published: May 2, 2017

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