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Melville, Shame, and the Evil Eye (SUNY Series in Psychoanalysis and Culture)

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This study offers a complex analysis of the psychodynamic role of shame in Melville s work, with detailed readings of Moby-Dick, Pierre, and Billy Budd. Its concrete application of the rich analytic framework supplied by the work of such theorists as Heinz Kohut, Leon Wurmser, Silvan Tomkins, and Donald Nathanson implicitly challenges the contemporary reliance on an often ...more
Hardcover, 348 pages
Published November 14th 1996 by State University of New York Press (first published November 1st 1996)
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Paul Johnston
This is an interesting book with a great theme and lots of interesting material about Melville and about psychoanalysis. However, I found the second half a bit of a slog and I was left uncertain about what the book was trying to achieve. Sometimes it seemed to want to use Melville to "prove" psychoanalytic claims, at other times it seemed to want to use psychoanalytic theories to justify Melville. Either exercise seems sort of OK but not that interesting. I would much have preferred if there had ...more
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