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Spitz, E.H. (1988). Psychoanalytic Criticism: Theory in Practice: By Elizabeth Wright. London: Methuen, 1984, 208 pp., $22.00.. J. Amer. Psychoanal. Assn., 36:818-822.

(1988). Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 36:818-822

Psychoanalytic Criticism: Theory in Practice: By Elizabeth Wright. London: Methuen, 1984, 208 pp., $22.00.

Review by:
Ellen Handler Spitz, Ph.D.

This fine, slender, and concisely written volume presents a kaleidoscope of psychoanalytic perspectives on literature and is highly recommended to psychoanalysts (and others) who wish to acquire an overview of this increasingly esoteric field. It should prove especially useful to American analysts who have heretofore found themselves baffled by the array of continental contributions that tend, when approached from the viewpoint of ego psychology, to blur and recede into mists of confusion. A cautionary note to the casual reader: highly condensed and packed, the agenda of this book is extremely ambitious. In

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