On a Darkling Plain: Journies into the Unconscious
Using examples from art, film, literature, and the lives of famous people, The Legacy of Freud explains psychoanalytical thinking, its relevance to everyday life, and its ability to illuminate the nature of human society and culture.
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published December 31st 2002 by Totem Books
(first published 2002)
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The book has ten essays on The Unconscious, Anxiety, Phantasy, Oedipus Complex, Guilt, Narcissism, Phobia, Eros, Libido, and Sublimation. They are all accessible to a layperson approaching psychoanalysis for the first time, and interesting to a reader with more knowledge and experience. My own interest is less in the therapy of psychoanalysis than the cultural dimensions of its application such as to the aesthetic, and morality. The essays on Eros, Libido, Sublimation and Anxiety I particularly...more