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Love and Reading

An Essay in Applied Psychoanalysis


Gerald J. Butler

Contents: The Freudian and Classical Conception of Love - Print Eroticism - Beauty and the Rationalization of Pleasure in the 18th Century - Purity and Sensation in Victorian Fiction - Non-Representational Desire - Love and Reading.
Drawing on psychoanalysis in new ways, Love and Reading challenges prevailing theories of criticism and reading of fiction.