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On Not Being Able To Sleep: Psychoanalysis and the Modern World

4.2 of 5 stars 4.20  ·  rating details  ·  15 ratings  ·  2 reviews
In these powerful essays Jacqueline Rose delves into the questions that keep us awake at night, into issues of privacy and publishing, exposure and shame. Do some women writers - Christina Rossetti, Anne Sexton, Sylvia Plath - have a special talent for self-revelation? Or are they simply more vulnerable to the invasions of biography?

Turning to psychoanalysis, Rose explores
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Published January 1st 2004 by Vintage (first published 2003)
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Moira Russell
The literary criticism is great, as is most of the essay on Diana's death, but the heavy-duty psychoanalytic theory in the whole second half of the book is unreadable. Definitely a book to get from the library.
Sammy
For a defense and complication of the 'confessional,' look no further. Not to mention some really interesting essays on Freud et al.
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