Did you know that the father of psychoanalysis believed in ghosts, or that Frederick Engels attended seances? Ghosts: Deconstruction, Psychoanalysis, History is the first collection of theoretical essays to evaluate these facts and consider the importance of the metaphor of haunting as it has appeared in literature, culture, and philosophy. Haunting is considered as both a literal and figurative term that encapsulates social anxieties and concerns. The collection includes discussions of nineteenth-century spiritualism, gothic and postcolonial ghost stories, and popular film, with essays on important theoretical writers including Freud, Derrida, Adorno, and Walter Benjamin.
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Number of pages: 268
Weight: 359 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 15 mm
'Ghosts: Deconstruction, psychoanalysis, history'...includes...superb essays, searching dark and cobwebby nooks and passages in Victorian and modern thought.' - Marina Warner, Times Literary Supplement
Voted one of the best books of 1999 in the Times Literary Supplement by Marina Warner