Narcissistic Mothers in Modernist Literature

New Perspectives on Motherhood in the Works of D.H. Lawrence, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, and Jean Rhys

Narcissistic mothers are an important motif in modernist literature. Tracing its appearance in the works of writers such as D.H. Lawrence and Virginia Woolf, this book questions the dichotomous image of either benevolent or suffocating mother, which has pervaded religion, art and literature for centuries. Instead of focusing on the mother-child dyad as characterized primarily by maternal domination and the child' s submission, Marie Géraldine Rademacher insists on the definitional nuances of the term »narcissism« and considers the political and socio-economic context of the time in shaping these women's narcissistic behavior. The study thus inspires a more positive (re-)reading of the protagonists.

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2019-09-27, ca. 200 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-4966-6

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Marie Géraldine Rademacher, University of Tokyo, Japan

Book title
Narcissistic Mothers in Modernist Literature New Perspectives on Motherhood in the Works of D.H. Lawrence, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, and Jean Rhys
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
ca. 200
Features
kart., Klebebindung
ISBN
978-3-8376-4966-6
Commodity Group
1564
BIC-Code
DSB JMAF
BISAC-Code
LIT004120 LIT000000 PSY026000
THEMA-Code
DSB JMAF
Release date
2019-09-27
Edition
1
Topics
Psychoanalyse, Literatur
Readership
Literary Studies, Sociology, Psychology, Gender Studies
Keywords/Tags
Narcissism, Motherhood, Self-Love, Modernism, Twentieth Century, Literature, Psychoanalysis, British Studies, General Literature Studies, Gender Studies, Literary Studies

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