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A Poetics of Neurosis : Narratives of Normalcy and Disorder in Cultural and Literary Texts, Paperback / softback Book

A Poetics of Neurosis : Narratives of Normalcy and Disorder in Cultural and Literary Texts Paperback / softback

Edited by Elena Furlanetto, Dietmar Meinel

Part of the Culture & Theory series

Description

While psychiatry and the neurosciences have dismissed the concept of neurosis as too vague for medical purposes, literary studies have in recent years adopted the term by virtue of its abstractness.

This volume investigates the verbalization of neurosis in literary and cultural texts.

As opposed to the medical diagnostics of neurosis in the individual, the contributions focus on the poetics of neurosis.

They indicate how neuroses are still routinely romanticized or vilified, bent to suit aesthetic and narrative choices, and transfigured to illustrate unresolved cultural tensions.

Information

  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 280 pages
  • Publisher: Transcript Verlag
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Literary studies: general
  • ISBN: 9783837641325

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