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Freud, Psychoanalysis and Death Liran Razinsky

Freud, Psychoanalysis and Death

Liran Razinsky

Published December 1st 2014
ISBN : 9781107478442
Paperback
316 pages
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Was death a lacuna at the heart of Sigmund Freuds work? Liran Razinsky argues that the question of death is repressed, rejected and avoided by Freud, therefore resulting in an impairment of the entire theoretical structure of psychoanalysis.MoreWas death a lacuna at the heart of Sigmund Freuds work? Liran Razinsky argues that the question of death is repressed, rejected and avoided by Freud, therefore resulting in an impairment of the entire theoretical structure of psychoanalysis. Razinsky supports his claim through a series of close readings of psychoanalytic texts (including not just Freud, but Klein, Kohut, Jung and Lacan among others) that explore psychoanalysis inattention to this fundamental human concern. The readings are combined to form an overall critique of psychoanalysis one that remains sympathetic but calls for a rethinking of the issue of death. In presenting a fresh and persuasive interpretation of the Freudian corpus, this book will be of interest to scholars of Freuds thought and psychoanalysis, literary scholars, analysts, clinicians and to all those curious about deaths psychic life.