Publisher description for Virginia Woolf and the fictions of psychoanalysis / Elizabeth Abel.


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"A stunning, brilliant, absolutely compelling reading of Woolf through the lens of Kleinian and Freudian psychoanalytic debates about the primacy of maternality and paternality in the construction of consciousness, gender, politics, and the past, and of psychoanalysis through the lens of Woolf's novels and essays. In addition to transforming our understanding of Woolf, this book radically expands our understanding of the historicity and contingent construction of psychoanalytic theory and our vision of the potential of psychoanalytic feminism."--Nancy J. Chodorow, University of California at Berkeley

"Virginia Woolf and the Fictions of Psychoanalysis brings Woolf's extraordinary craftsmanship back into view; the book combines powerful claims about sexual politics and intellectual history with the sort of meticulous, imaginative close reading that leaves us, simply, seeing much more in Woolf's words than we did before. It is the most exciting book on Woolf to come along in some time."--Lisa Ruddick, Modern Philology





Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Woolf, Virginia, -- 1882-1941 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Psychological fiction, English -- History and criticism.
Women and literature -- England -- History -- 20th century.
Psychoanalysis and literature -- England.
Memory in literature.