Suffocating Mothers: Fantasies of Maternal Origin in Shakespeare's Plays, Hamlet to the Tempest

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Psychology Press, 1992 - 379 pages
An original reading of Shakespeare's plays illuminating his negotiations with mothers, present and absent, and tracing the genesis of Shakespearean tragedy and romance to a psychologized version of the Fall.

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Contents

Hamlet and
11
Union and Its Discontents
38
On Marriage
76
Suffocating Mothers in King Lear
103
The Construction
130
Imagining Male
165
Notes
239
Author Index
364
Subject Index
377
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