Contributing to the debate about D. H. Lawrence's relationship with and fictional portrayal of women, this book discusses how the dynamic tensions of his art dramatically reenact the competing forces of psychic and relational life. In her examination of Sons and Lovers, The Rainbow, Women in Love, and various short stories, Schapiro discusses how Lawrence's best works reveal a continual struggle to recognize and be recognized by the other as an independent subject. Drawing on Jessica Benjamin's psychoanalytic theory of intersubjectivity, she also demonstrates how a breakdown of balanced subject-subject relations in his texts gives rise to defensive polarities of gender and of domination and submission.
Title: D.H. Lawrence and the Paradoxes of Psychic Life
Edition: First Printing
Publisher: Herndon, Virginia, U.S.A., State Univ of New York Press: 1999
ISBN Number: 0791442985
ISBN Number 13: 9780791442982
Binding: Printed Card Wrappers
Book Condition: As New
Type: Trade Paperback
Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
Seller ID: 042714
Description: A volume in the 'SUNY series in psychoanalysis and culture'. ix, 155pp. Bright, clean, unmarked copy, still fresg. Tight, square binding, no spine creases. Weight, 230g.
Keywords: D. H. LAWRENCE LITERARY CRITICISM PSYCHOANALYSIS PSYCHOLOGY