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By Viktor Shklovsky

All started in 1929 below the identify "New Prose," and tremendously revised after Vladimir Mayakovsky's surprising loss of life, A Hunt for Optimism (1931) circles obsessively round a unmarried scene of interrogation during which a author is subjected to a express trial for his unorthodoxy. utilizing a number of views, fragments, and aphorisms, and bearing the vulnerability of either the Russian Jewry and the anti-Bolshevik intelligentsia—who had unwittingly turn into the "enemies of the people"—Hunt satirizes Soviet censorship and the ineptitude of Soviet leaders with acerbic panache. regardless of feedback on the time that it lacked solidarity and used to be too "variegated" to be known as a simply "Shklovskian book," Hunt is stylistically unpredictable, experimentally daring, and unapologetically ironic—making it one of many most interesting books in Shklovsky's physique of labor.

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R. F. C. Hull [London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1954], 179). Julia Kristeva, Powers of Horror: An Essay on Abjection, trans. Leon Roudiez (New York: Columbia University Press, 1982), 3. “Kristeva’s use of the concept of jouissance is conceived essentially as the pleasure of an anarchic sexuality, a sexuality without a structured relation to an Psychoanalytic Perspectives 29 the absence of a psychological boundary between mother and infant. In exploring the child’s psychological task of separating from the mother, Kristevan theory turns away from the father-dominated Freudian and Lacanian versions of psychoanalytic theory towards an emphasis on the role of the mother in the child’s development.

Roy Huss, The Mindscapes of Art: Dimensions of the Psyche in Fiction, Drama and Film (London: Associated University Presses, 1986). Bernard Paris, Imagined Human Beings: A Psychological Approach to Character and Conflict in Literature (New York: New York University Press, 1997). Bettina Knapp, A Jungian Approach to Literature (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1984). Brooks, 15. Psychoanalytic Perspectives 19 Each of the psychoanalytic theorists whose work I use offers a different overall view of human capacities and potential, with Jung the most optimistic about the possibilities of progressively (though never completely) integrating the parts of the psyche in the course of a lifetime (a process which he terms “individuation”): Psychology therefore culminates of necessity in a developmental process which is peculiar to the psyche and consists in integrating the unconscious contents into consciousness.

Hillman, Re-Visioning Psychology, 21. Jung’s fullest discussion of the dragon as mother can be found in Symbols of Transformation: An Analysis of the Prelude to a Case of Schizophrenia, trans. R. F. C. Hull, 2nd edn (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1967): “In the myths the hero does not die; instead, he has to overcome the dragon of death. As the reader will long since have guessed, the dragon represents the negative mother-imago” (259). As illustrated in Desire in Language, 255-57, 261.

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