Friday, June 12, 2020

Friday, June 12, 2020 12:30 am by M. in , ,    No comments
A recent scholar book which analyses a quite unusual mix of Russian and British writers:
Psychological Realism in 19th Century Fiction
Studies in Turgenev, Tolstoy, Eliot and Brontë

Debashish Sen
Cambridge Scholar Publishers
ISBN-13: 9781527542884
February 2020

This book is a study of psychological realism in select works from nineteenth-century fiction, namely Fathers and Sons, Anna Karenina, The Mill on the Floss, and Jane Eyre. It shows how psychoanalytic theories may be applied to illuminate various aspects of the psyches of characters in these texts. The book provides evidence that theories like John Bowlby’s Attachment Theory and Karen Horney’s Personality Theory can go a long way in enhancing our understanding of literary characters, the meaning of the text, its relation to its creator, and the author’s psychology. As such, it brings forth a novel view of literary criticism, and will serve to convince the reader that a critical approach devoid and dismissive of the psychological aspect is incomplete and hurts literary criticism on the whole.
Chapter 5 is the 'Analysis of Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre'.


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