Jutta Fortin

Method in Madness. Control Mechanisms in the French Fantastic


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Edité par Jutta Fortin
Editeur Rodopi - Brill
Distributeur Association de Boccard

Method in Madness looks at the ways in which nineteenth-century French literature of the fantastic reflected what psychoanalysis would later define as mechanisms of defence. Each chapter of the book is dedicated to a particular mechanism – fetishization, projection, intellectualization, mechanization, and compulsion – and to a representative set of texts which illustrate and embody the process concerned. The book thus systematizes what has remained up to now a rather vague perception o ...