Freud Upside Down: African American Literature and Psychoanalytic Culture

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This thought-provoking cultural history explores how psychoanalytic theories shaped the works of important African American literary figures. Badia Sahar Ahad details how Nella Larsen, Richard Wright, Jean Toomer, Ralph Ellison, Adrienne Kennedy, and Danzy Senna employed psychoanalytic terms and conceptual models to challenge notions of race and racism in twentieth-century America. Freud Upside Down explores the relationship between these authors and intellectuals and the psychoanalytic movement emerging in the United ...

Freud Upside Down: African American Literature and Psychoanalytic Culture 2010, University of Illinois Press, Urbana-Champaign, IL

ISBN-13: 9780252035661

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