This book explores the different ways in which psychoanalysis has been connected to various fields of Italian culture, such as literary criticism, philosophy and art history, as well as discussing scholars who have used psychoanalytical methods in their work. The areas discussed include: the city of Trieste, in chapters devoted to the author Italo Svevo and the artist Arturo Nathan; psychoanalytic interpretations of women terrorists during the
anni di piombo; the relationships between the Freudian concept of the subconscious and language in philosophical research in Italy; and a personal reflection by a practising analyst who passes from literary texts to her own clinical experience. The volume closes with a chapter by Giorgio Pressburger, a writer who uses Freud as his Virgil in a narrative of his descent into a modern hell.
The volume contains contributions in both English and Italian.
Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien, 2009. XIV, 234 pp., 4 coloured ill.
Contents: Pierluigi Barrotta/Laura Lepschy: Introduction – Elio Gioanola: Psicanalisi e critica letteraria – Brian Moloney:
Neither yung nor easily freudened: Italo Svevo and Psychoanalysis – Eduardo Saccone: Ripetizioni: Freud, Svevo e La coscienza
di Zeno – Elizabeth Schächter: The Anguish of Assimilation: The Case of Italo Svevo – Anna Maria Accerboni Pavanello:
Poesia, arte e letteratura negli ‘anni della psicoanalisi’ a Trieste: l’esperienza di Arturo Nathan – Ruth Glynn: The Double
Wound: Towards a Gendering of Trauma and Terrorism – Stefano Brugnolo: Il libro sul motto di spirito di Freud e la sua relazione
con la teoria letteraria – Aldo Giorgio Gargani: Psychoanalysis: Science or Aesthetic-Linguistic Research? – Corrado Sinigaglia:
Back to Freud: Psychoanalysis and Phenomenology in Enzo Paci – Alessandro Pagnini: Philology, Materialism and Psychoanalysis:
Sebastiano Timpanaro on Freud – Giovanna Rita di Ceglie: Freud’s Appeal to Italian Psychiatrists: Then and Now. A Personal
View – Giorgio Pressburger: L’agnizione.