Narcissus and Oedipus

Narcissus and Oedipus

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Freud organised the theory of the child's journey to adulthood around the myths of Narcissus and Oedipus. In this intelligent study, the author re-examines these myths to see if a radical reinterpretation of them will give birth to new sets of images through which psychoanalysts can contemplate the contemporary patient.Narcissus and Oedipus a€” the Children of Psychoanalysis - is a book about child development which I have organised ... I return to the Greek myths because they have played an important role in the articulation of psychoanalytic theory. ... The following outline of my use of myth and of the two theoretical models which inform my thinking is intended to direct the reader through the three parts of the book.

Title:Narcissus and Oedipus
Author:Victoria Hamilton
Publisher:Karnac Books - 1993


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