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The bi-sexuality of Daniel Defoe [electronic resource] : a psychoanalytic survey of the man and his works / Leo Abse.

By: Abse, Leo.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: London : Karnac Books, 2006Description: 1 online resource (x, 308 p.).ISBN: 9781849404990 (electronic bk.); 1849404992 (electronic bk.); 1283068974; 9781283068970.Subject(s): Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731 -- Psychology | Bisexuality -- History | Bisexuality in literature | Authors -- History | Literature -- History | Psychoanalysis -- History | Bisexuality -- History | Psychoanalysis -- History | Literature | LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh | Defoe, Daniel -- Psychologie | Defoe, Daniel -- Motiv -- Sexualit�at | Defoe, Daniel | Bisexualit�at | PsychoanalyseGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Bi-sexuality of Daniel Defoe.DDC classification: 823.5 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
The genius of Daniel Defoe -- The Historical collections -- The negative Oedipus complex -- The thrills of risk-taking -- Cannibalism -- The plague : defying Thanatos -- The storm -- The voyeur -- The spy -- Coprophilia and creativity -- Captain Singleton : the ablation of Alice Defoe -- The birth traumas of Sheppard, Wild, and Defoe -- The preacher -- The feminist -- Crusoe's island -- Moll Flanders -- Roxana -- Apocalypse : The political history of the Devil.
Review: "Leo Abse deploys his forensic skills as a distinguished criminal lawyer and reforming parliamentarian to present a novel Freudian overview of all Daniel Defoe's major works. Weaving the anecdotal and the personal with profound revelatory explorations of the psychodynamics and psychopathology of Defoe, his conclusions will precipitate debate in university departments, startle many literary critics and be of interest to psychoanalysts, psychotherapists, criminologists and all working in the field of mental health."--Jacket.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

The genius of Daniel Defoe -- The Historical collections -- The negative Oedipus complex -- The thrills of risk-taking -- Cannibalism -- The plague : defying Thanatos -- The storm -- The voyeur -- The spy -- Coprophilia and creativity -- Captain Singleton : the ablation of Alice Defoe -- The birth traumas of Sheppard, Wild, and Defoe -- The preacher -- The feminist -- Crusoe's island -- Moll Flanders -- Roxana -- Apocalypse : The political history of the Devil.

"Leo Abse deploys his forensic skills as a distinguished criminal lawyer and reforming parliamentarian to present a novel Freudian overview of all Daniel Defoe's major works. Weaving the anecdotal and the personal with profound revelatory explorations of the psychodynamics and psychopathology of Defoe, his conclusions will precipitate debate in university departments, startle many literary critics and be of interest to psychoanalysts, psychotherapists, criminologists and all working in the field of mental health."--Jacket.

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