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Author Falk, Avner, author

Title Agnon's story : a psychoanalytic biography of S.Y. Agnon / by Avner Falk
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill-Rodopi, 2018


Description 1 online resource
Series Contemporary psychoanalytic studies, 1571-4977 ; volume 26
Contents Intro; Agnon's Story: A Psychoanalytic Biography of S.Y. Agnon; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Figures; Introduction: The Mind of S.Y. Agnon; Chapter 1 The Home Town as Mother; Chapter 2 The Land of Israel as the Idealized Mother; Chapter 3 The Adoptive German Motherland; Chapter 4 The Wife as Mother; Chapter 5 A Daughter Named Faith; Chapter 6 Catastrophic Change and Traumatic Flight; Chapter 7 The Nobel Prize as Mother's Love; Chapter 8 Escape to Germany; Chapter 9 Back to the Dead Mother; Chapter 10 The Turning Point: Agnon, Kafka, and Freud
Chapter 11 The Writer, His Wife, and Her PsychoanalystChapter 12 Agnon vs. Freud: Hostility and Fascination; Chapter 13 The Middle-Aged Hebrew Writer; Chapter 14 Nobel Ambitions and the Quest for Mother's Love; Chapter 15 A Heart Attack in Sweden; Chapter 16 My Way of Life is Fallen into the Sere, the Yellow Leaf; Chapter 17 Losses, Eulogies, and Stories; Chapter 18 The ""Jewish Messiah"" and the ""King of Flesh and Blood; Epilogue: After Life's Fitful Fever; Figures; Bibliography; Index of Agnon's Literary Works; Index of Names; Index of Subjects
Summary Agnon's Story is the first complete psychoanalytic biography of the Nobel-Prize-winning Hebrew writer S.Y. Agnon. It investigates the hidden links between his stories and his biography. Agnon was deeply ambivalent about the most important emotional "objects" of his life, in particular his "father-teacher," his ailing, depressive and symbiotic mother, his emotionally-fragile wife, whom he named after her and his adopted "home-land" of Israel. Yet he maintained an incredible emotional resiliency and ability to "sublimate" his emotional pain into works of art. This biography seeks to investigate the emotional character of his literary canon, his ambivalence to his family and the underlying narcissistic grandiosity of his famous "modesty."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Agnon, Shmuel Yosef, 1887-1970 -- Psychology
SUBJECT Agnon, Shmuel Yosef, 1887-1970 fast
Subject Authors, Hebrew -- Biography
Authors, Hebrew
Genre/Form Biographies
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2018026224
ISBN 9004367780