1st Edition

Medea
Myth and Unconscious Fantasy





ISBN 9781782202912
Published July 17, 2015 by Routledge
208 Pages

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Book Description

This book introduces the Euripides' Medea fantasy as an unconscious determinant of psychogenic sterility, a fantasy that forms an unrecognized part of the self-representation. It is addressed to people who are interested in womanhood, its fortunes and misfortunes, creativity and destructiveness.

Table of Contents

Series Editor’s Foreword -- Introduction -- On the Medea fantasy -- The ever present tragedy of Medea: women’s attack on their own creativity -- The age-old myth of Medea and the Medea of Lars von Trier: the story of a woman’s love and compassion rejected -- Medea: maternal ambivalence -- Female destructiveness in fairy tales and myths -- Sister fantasy and sisterly love -- Conflicts around having two mothers: an interview study with a Finnish war child -- On the psychology of love

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