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Hartman, J.J. (1986). Psychoanalytic Study of Society. X, 1984: Oscar Wilde and the Masks of Narcissus. Karl Beckson, Pp. 249-268.. Psychoanal Q., 55:198-199.
Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing: Psychoanalytic Study of Society. X, 1984: Oscar Wilde and the Masks of Narcissus. Karl Beckson, Pp. 249-268.

(1986). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 55:198-199

Psychoanalytic Study of Society. X, 1984: Oscar Wilde and the Masks of Narcissus. Karl Beckson, Pp. 249-268.

John J. Hartman

Beckson attempts to understand Oscar Wilde from the viewpoint of current psychoanalytic work on narcissism. The focus is on Wilde's concept of dandyism, particularly as it is portrayed in An Ideal Husband. In a somewhat disorganized way, the author ranges broadly over Wilde's life, including his relationship with his father and mother, his sister's death, his love affair with Bosie, and the eventual trial for

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homosexuality. The author's intent is to tie all this together through an understanding of narcissism and its relationship to masochism.

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Article Citation

Hartman, J.J. (1986). Psychoanalytic Study of Society. X, 1984. Psychoanal. Q., 55:198-199

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