Incluye referencias bibliográficas e índice. CONTENIDO: A reading of Longinus. Wordsworth and the tears of Adam. The notion of blockage in the literature of the sublime. Flaubert's conversion. Recognizing Casaubon. Freud and the sandman. Dora's secrets, Freud's techniques. Two extravagant teachings. Medusa's head: male hysteria under political pressure: Response from Catherine Gallagher; Response from Joel Fineman; In reply. Afterword: The end of the line.