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The Death-Ego and the Vital Self: Romances of Desire in Literature / Book Review
Faculty Publications
  • Barbara A. Schapiro, Rhode Island College
Document Type
Book Review
Date of Original Version
1-1-1999
Abstract
Psychoanalysis and literary romance share much in common: both are concerned with desire, with elusive objects of desire, and with the dark, hidden, and fantastic dimensions of the human imagination. Gavriel Reisner’s The Death-Ego and the Vital Self explores the interrelationship of psychoanalysis and literary romance with original and often illuminating results.
Citation Information
Barbara A. Schapiro. "The Death-Ego and the Vital Self: Romances of Desire in Literature / Book Review" (1999)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/barbara_schapiro/4/