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Schmukler, A.G. (1990). American Imago. XLIV, 1987: Art and the Phenomenology of Imagination: Ursula R. Mahlendorf's "The Wellsprings of Literary Criticism." Laurence Edwin Abt. Pp. 235-239.. Psychoanal Q., 59:170.
Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing: American Imago. XLIV, 1987: Art and the Phenomenology of Imagination: Ursula R. Mahlendorf's "The Wellsprings of Literary Criticism." Laurence Edwin Abt. Pp. 235-239.

(1990). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 59:170

American Imago. XLIV, 1987: Art and the Phenomenology of Imagination: Ursula R. Mahlendorf's "The Wellsprings of Literary Criticism." Laurence Edwin Abt. Pp. 235-239.

Anita G. Schmukler

The creative writer's internal conflicts find resonance in the receptive reader's past experiences. Mahlendorf's chapter on Franz Kafka illustrates the use of fictional characters as representative of the struggles of the writer. In this sense, Abt refers to art as "the genetic code of history." Inherent in this genetic code is the capacity for healing—for both the creative artist and the participating audience.

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Schmukler, A.G. (1990). American Imago. XLIV, 1987. Psychoanal. Q., 59:170

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