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(1973). Psychoanalytic Review. LVIII, 1971: Artistic Form as Defensive Adaptation: Henry James and 'The Golden Bowl'. David Bleich. Pp. 223-244.. Psychoanal Q., 42:159.
Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing: Psychoanalytic Review. LVIII, 1971: Artistic Form as Defensive Adaptation: Henry James and 'The Golden Bowl'. David Bleich. Pp. 223-244.

(1973). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 42:159

Psychoanalytic Review. LVIII, 1971: Artistic Form as Defensive Adaptation: Henry James and 'The Golden Bowl'. David Bleich. Pp. 223-244.

The content of art expresses wishful fantasies. A work's form, its organization, and harmony function as a system of defense that conceals and adapts the fantasy content, making it acceptable and conflict free. In the illustration, James's oral wishes are sublimated into art as religion. Oral incorporation is transformed into a created world, providing an outlet and a defense against unacceptable impulses.

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(1973). Psychoanalytic Review. LVIII, 1971. Psychoanal. Q., 42:159

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