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Gonchar, J. (1995). Psychoanalysis and Contemporary Thought. XV, 1992. Greek Tragedy and the Place of Death in Life: A Psychoanalytic Perspective. C. Fred Alford. Pp. 129-159.. Psychoanal Q., 64:202-203.
Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing: Psychoanalysis and Contemporary Thought. XV, 1992. Greek Tragedy and the Place of Death in Life: A Psychoanalytic Perspective. C. Fred Alford. Pp. 129-159.

(1995). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 64:202-203

Psychoanalysis and Contemporary Thought. XV, 1992. Greek Tragedy and the Place of Death in Life: A Psychoanalytic Perspective. C. Fred Alford. Pp. 129-159.

Joel Gonchar

Stating what he considers to be life's most important question—“what is the significance of annihilation?”—the author proposes that if one is to live well, one must grasp the continuity of death with life, to live with death always in mind, but without being overwhelmed by it. Throughout history the issue of death has been dealt with either in the language of transcendence, or by the humanistic denial of any connection between the living and the dead. In exploring the problem of the continuity of life and death, Alford examines the Greek tragedies and the work of Robert Jay Lifton. He points out that our culture, in lacking images of transcendence, as well as images of family continuity, is similar to the culture of ancient Greece. In the

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tragedies, particularly those of Euripides, Alford finds his solution to bridging life and death.

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Article Citation

Gonchar, J. (1995). Psychoanalysis and Contemporary Thought. XV, 1992.. Psychoanal. Q., 64:202-203

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