Customer Service | Help | FAQ | PEP-Easy | Report a Data Error | About
:
Login
Tip: To see Abram’s analysis of Winnicott’s theories…

PEP-Web Tip of the Day

In-depth analysis of Winnicott’s psychoanalytic theorization was conducted by Jan Abrams in her work The Language of Winnicott. You can access it directly by clicking here.

For the complete list of tips, see PEP-Web Tips on the PEP-Web support page.

Fishman, G.G. (1984). American Imago, XXXVII. 1980: Henry James: Revolutionary Involvement, the Princess, and the Hero. M. D. Faber. Pp. 245-277.. Psychoanal Q., 53:337.
Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing: American Imago, XXXVII. 1980: Henry James: Revolutionary Involvement, the Princess, and the Hero. M. D. Faber. Pp. 245-277.

(1984). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 53:337

American Imago, XXXVII. 1980: Henry James: Revolutionary Involvement, the Princess, and the Hero. M. D. Faber. Pp. 245-277.

George G. Fishman

Faber explores Hyacinth's identity as revolutionary in The Princess Casamassima. The hero loses his mother at an early age when she is imprisoned for murder and dies in jail. This catastrophic loss and its reparation become the focus of Hyacinth's life. His revenge allies itself with a revolution. His more reparative quest becomes associated with his infatuation with a princess, who, Faber posits, becomes the elusive embodiment of the "fantasy mother." She ultimately betrays him by diverting her love to Hyacinth's admired mentor, a leader of the revolution. The hero subsequently commits suicide. Faber suggests that the final traumata are oedipal defeats in their overtones but irrevocable loss of mother in their essence.

- 337 -

Article Citation

Fishman, G.G. (1984). American Imago, XXXVII. 1980. Psychoanal. Q., 53:337

Copyright © 2019, Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing, ISSN 2472-6982 Customer Service | Help | FAQ | Download PEP Bibliography | Report a Data Error | About

WARNING! This text is printed for personal use. It is copyright to the journal in which it originally appeared. It is illegal to redistribute it in any form.