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Hamlet's Absent Father.

By: Erlich, Avi.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Princeton Legacy Library: Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2015Description: 1 online resource (322 p.).ISBN: 9781400868858.Subject(s): Domestic drama, English -- History and criticism | Drama -- Psychological aspects | Fathers and sons in literature | Hamlet (Legendary character) | Psychoanalysis and literature -- England | Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. HamletGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Hamlet's Absent FatherDDC classification: 822.3/3 | 822.33 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Preface ; CONTENTS; ONE Psychoanalysis as a Critical Method for Hamlet ; TWO Freud's Misleading Hunch About Hamlet ; THREE The Problem of Delay; FOUR The Absent Father and His Son ; FIVE The Vain Search for a Strong Father ; SIX Mother Mistress Man; SEVEN To Be or Not To Be Born; EIGHT Managing the Unconscious; NINE Conclusion; APPENDIX A King Hamlet and the Sonneteer's Friend Remembered ; APPENDIX B Shakespeare's Smiling Villains as Transformed Men ; APPENDIX C Polonius and John Donne's Busy Old Fool ; NOTES; INDEX
Summary: Avi Erlich finds that Hamlet deals not with repressed patricidal impulses but with a complex search, partially unconscious, for a strong father. Much more than he wants to have killed his father, Hamlet wants his father back and seeks a strong man with whom to identify. The playwright presents one ambivalent father figure after another, each an imitation or parody of the seemingly titanic king. Polonius, Osrick, Yorick, Old Fortinbras, Priam, Achilles, Horatio-these are a few versions ofthe father who bequeathed to his son his own ambivalence. Originally published in 1978. The Princeton Leg
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Preface ; CONTENTS; ONE Psychoanalysis as a Critical Method for Hamlet ; TWO Freud's Misleading Hunch About Hamlet ; THREE The Problem of Delay; FOUR The Absent Father and His Son ; FIVE The Vain Search for a Strong Father ; SIX Mother Mistress Man; SEVEN To Be or Not To Be Born; EIGHT Managing the Unconscious; NINE Conclusion; APPENDIX A King Hamlet and the Sonneteer's Friend Remembered ; APPENDIX B Shakespeare's Smiling Villains as Transformed Men ; APPENDIX C Polonius and John Donne's Busy Old Fool ; NOTES; INDEX

Avi Erlich finds that Hamlet deals not with repressed patricidal impulses but with a complex search, partially unconscious, for a strong father. Much more than he wants to have killed his father, Hamlet wants his father back and seeks a strong man with whom to identify. The playwright presents one ambivalent father figure after another, each an imitation or parody of the seemingly titanic king. Polonius, Osrick, Yorick, Old Fortinbras, Priam, Achilles, Horatio-these are a few versions ofthe father who bequeathed to his son his own ambivalence. Originally published in 1978. The Princeton Leg

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