Review: "... this book makes a significant contribution, as not only does it demonstrate the enduring validity of psychology as an effective discourse to reexamine different aspects in Poe's works, but it also contributes to updating this discipline and ratifying it as a valuable framework for contemporary literary studies." Miquel-Baldellou, M. (2020). [Review of the book Psychology in Edgar Allan Poe ed. by Gerardo Del Guercio]. The Edgar Allan Poe Review 21(2), 290-296. https://muse.jhu.edu/article/775890.
This collection offers six critical essays on the topic of psychology in Edgar Allan Poe. It came together as a response to a visible absence of this subject in recent scholarship. The volume presents Edgar Allan Poe as one of the pioneers in psychology, who often anticipated major theoretical trends and ideas in psychology in his incessant explorations of the relationship between behavior and the psyche. Scrutinizing serial killer narratives, obsessive narratives through Jungian unconscious, Lacanian Das Ding, doppelgängers, intersubjectivity, and the interrelationship between the material world and imaginative faculties, the essays reveal the richness and the complexity of Poe's work and its pertinence to contemporary culture.
With contributions by Gerardo Del Guercio, Phillip Grayson, Sean J. Kelly, Rachel McCoppin, Tatiana Prorokova, and Karen J. Renner.
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