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François Mauriac: Psycholectures/Psychoreadings

Edited by John Flower

François Mauriac: Psycholectures/Psychoreadings
Paperback, 278 pages £45.00
Published: 1995
ISBN: 9780859894272
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Subjects: European Literature, European Studies

François Mauriac is one of France's most read and consistently studied modern writers. For more than a decade Mauriac's work has been increasingly subjected to analyses drawing their inspiration in one way or another from psychology. Most of the essays in this collection are written from a psychobiographical or psychocritical viewpoint, drawing on the work of Freud, Marthe Robert, Klein, Lacan and Mauron. In some cases they investigate recurrent themes, motifs or preoccupations in Mauriac's work as a whole, in others they focus their attention on individual texts. Brought together they indicate the richness of this kind of approach as well as of the material at which it is directed.

The essays are presented in the language of original composition (English or French) with a complete set of summaries in the alternate language in an appendix.

Contributions by
M-J. Bataille, Paul Croc, John Flower, William Kidd, Olivier Maison, Michel Malicet, Josette Pacaly, M-C Praicheux and Marc Quaghebeur

1. La mere, personnage cle dans les romans de Mauriac, J.E. Flower

2. La paternite dans "Le Noeud de Viperes" et "La Pharisienne" de Mauriac, Josette Pacaly

3. Sens et signification du theme du double dans les premiers romans de Francois Mauriac, Olivier Maison

4. Sisters and brother-sister relationships in the novels of Francois Mauriac, J.E. Flower

5. Une lecture du "Sang d'Atys", Marc Quaghebeur

6. Oedipal and pre-Oedipal elements in "Therese Desqueyroux", William Kidd

7. "Therese Desqueyroux", Marc Quaghebeur

8. Towards a psychobiological study of Mauriac - the case of "Genitrix", J.E. Flower

9. Mauriac's revolutionary phantasm - the textual unconsciousness in "Genitrix", William Kidd

10. "Ce qui etait perdu" et la "passion etrangere", J.E. Flower

11. "Un Adolescent d'autrefois" ou le roman d'Atys, Olivier Maison et J.E. Flower

12. Droles d'oiseaux ("Le Mal" de Francois Mauriac), M.-J. Bataille

13. Censure et autocensure dans "L'Agneau" et dans "Le Sagouin" de Mauriac, Michel Malicet

14. Mauriac et Freud, Paul Croc

15.Mauriac, Freud - l'absence d'une conjonction de coordination, M.-C. Praicheu

16. Le Noeud gordien - Mauriac et la psychanalyse, M.-J. Bataille

John Flower is Professor of French, University of Kent at Canterbury. He is General Editor of the Journal of European Studies. His many publications include François Mauriac–Jean Paulhan: Correspondance, 1925–1967 and Pierre Courtade: The Making of a Party Scribe

Publication Details:

 Paperback , 278 pages

BIC Code:
  LCO010000, LIT000000
 University of Exeter Press


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