Incluye referencias bibliográficas e índice. CONTENIDO: An overview of psychological approaches to writing -- The autor and his audience: Jean Genet's early work -- Louis-Ferdinand Céline's castle to castle: The author- reader relationship in its narrative style -- Freud and Fliess: a supportive literary relationship -- Why is sade angry? -- Examples of recent psychoanalytic literary criticism: an assessment -- How to read Freud: a critique of contemporary Freud scholarship -- Conclusión. Toward a psychology of writing and reading .
This treatise demonstrates how a psychoanalytic reading of a literary work, in which the reader is aware of the response the writer is attempting to elicit, greatly enhances understanding of the work. Problems of methodology in psychoanalytical literary criticism are then explored.