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Freud in Oz: At the Intersections of Psychoanalysis and Children's Literature
Children’s literature has spent decades on the psychiatrist’s couch, submitting to psychoanalysis by scores of scholars and popular writers alike. Freud in Oz turns the tables, suggesting that psychoanalysts owe a significant and largely unacknowledged debt to books ostensibly written for children. In fact, Kenneth B. Kidd argues, children’s literature and psychoanalysis h ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published November 22nd 2011 by University Of Minnesota Press
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Mar 26, 2014 Jacqueline rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes Children's lit. or Psychology
Admittedly I have no idea how I came across this book. I was searching for a reference concerning Advanced Child Psychology and the title caught my attention. Upon quickly skimming through, so far, I have been confronted with comparing Freud's "The Sexual Curiosities of Children" (1908) to Chapter 7 of A. A Milne's Winnie the Pooh, and have stumbled on an entire chapter entitled "Maurice Sendak and Picturebook Psychology." Needless to say, the subject matter is ridiculously interesting for anyon ...more