In these powerful essays Jacqueline Rose delves into the questions that
keep us awake at night, into issues of privacy and publishing, exposure
and shame. Do some women writers - Christina Rossetti, Anne Sexton,
Sylvia Plath - have a special talent for self-revelation? Or are they
simply more vulnerable to the invasions of biography? Turning to
psychoanalysis, Rose explores its affinity with modernism and asks what
it can tell us about the limits of knowledge, both about the most
intimate and baffling components of experience and about the furthest,
hallucinatory, reaches of the mind. These fine studies move deftly
between public, political and private, unconscious worlds.
Offering new links between feminism, psychoanalysis, literature and politics, On Not Being Able to Sleep provides a resonant and thought provoking collection for the present day.
On Not Being Able To Sleep : Psychoanalysis and the Modern World - Jacqueline Rose
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