Family Secrets and the Psychoanalysis of Narrative

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Family Secrets and the Psychoanalysis of Narrative is the first book to explore the implications of the psychoanalytic theory of the phantom for the study of narrative literature. A phantom is formed when a shameful, unspeakable secret is unwittingly transmitted, through cryptic language and behavior, transgenerationally from one family member to another. The "haunted" individual to whom the "encrypted" secret is communicated becomes the unwitting medium for someone else's voice--and the result is speech and conduct that ...

Family Secrets and the Psychoanalysis of Narrative 2016, Princeton University Press, New Jersey

ISBN-13: 9780691633749

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Family Secrets and the Psychoanalysis of Narrative 2014, Princeton University Press, New Jersey

ISBN-13: 9780691604701

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Family Secrets and the Psychoanalysis of Narrative 1992, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691069517

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