Striking at the Joints: Contemporary Psychology and Literary Criticism (Paperback)
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Striking at the Joints: Contemporary Psychology and Literary Criticism (Paperback)

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Paperback 316 Pages / Published: 21/05/1996
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This book uses a trio of contemporary psychological paradigms (family systems, subject/object differentiation and depression, and personality theory) to discuss six works of fiction. The authors of the texts being analyzed are John Fowles, D.H. Lawrence, George Orwell, Robert Pirsig, Henry Roth, and John Steinbeck. The author employs these three psychological approaches in order to gain further insight into the psychological literary criticisms of these major works. Students and scholars of both psychology and literature will find this a useful work. Contents: Psychology, Literary Theory, and Character: An Introduction; Literature and Psychology: Synergistic Transaction or Solitary Confinement?; Family Systems in Literature: D.H. Lawrence's Sons and Lovers and Henry Roth's Call it Sleep; Scientific Personality in American Literature; Depression, Life-Span Development and Fiction: Orwell's Keep the Aspidistra Flying and John Fowles's The Mangus; Teaching Literature and Psychology in an Interdisciplinary Context; Conclusion; References.

Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780761802570
Number of pages: 316
Weight: 363 g
Dimensions: 215 x 136 x 17 mm


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John Knapp's book is a bold and useful corrective to literary critics' exclusive reliance on psychoanalysis for their psychology. He brings us up to date-strongly recommended. -- Norman N. Holland, University of Florida, Gainesville
...a worthwhile and courageous book. Knapp raises the right questions, and his proposed answers are informative, thought- provoking, and provide and excellent point of departure for anyobe wishing to take seriously...literary criticism's relation to the discipline of psychology. -- Norman N. Holland, University of Florida, Gainesville * Style *
Knapp is a careful and a sane commentator on the whole issue of literature and psychology. -- Bert O. States, University of California, Santa Barbara
Knapp is a careful and a sane commentator on the whole issue of literature and psychology. -- Bert O. States, University of California, Santa Barbara
John Knapp's book is a bold and useful corrective to literary critics' exclusive reliance on psychoanalysis for their psychology. He brings us up to date-strongly recommended. -- Norman N. Holland, University of Florida, Gainesville
...a worthwhile and courageous book. Knapp raises the right questions, and his proposed answers are informative, thought- provoking, and provide and excellent point of departure for anyobe wishing to take seriously...literary criticism's relation to the discipline of psychology. -- Norman N. Holland, University of Florida, Gainesville * Style *

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