Psyche Reborn

Psyche Reborn

The Emergence of H.D.
Susan Stanford Friedman
Distribution: World
Publication date: 8/1/1987
Format: paper
ISBN: 978-0-253-20449-3
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A Choice Outstanding Academic Book of 1981
“ . . . a major study of the poetry.” —Sandra M. Gilbert, New York Times Book Review

“ . . . the first book-length study to approach H.D. from a feminist perspective. . . . Psyche Reborn is a valuable book not only for H.D. specialists but also for those interested in twentieth-century intellectual history.” —Cheryl Walker, Signs

“ . . . lucid, deeply informed assessment . . . ” —Joanne Felt Diehl, Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature

“Indiana University Press should be heartily commended for promoting Psyche Reborn in paperback, hence making this vital critical work more widely available.” —Lesbian and Gay Studies Newsletter

“ . . . a richly documented, polemical, and intelligent study . . . Friedman’s is a splendid and rewarding achievement.” —The Year’s Work in English Studies

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction

Part I: H.D. and Psychoanalytic Tradition
1. Freud as Guardian of Beginnings: Biographical Roots of Psychoanalytic Influence
2. Hieroglyphic Voices: The Unconscious and Psychoanalytic Modes of Translation
3. Delphi of the Mind: The Unconscious as Muse and Prophet\
4. Transcendental Issues: Artist and Scientist in Debate
5. The Professor Was Not Always Right: Woman and Man in Conflict

Part II: H.D. and Religious Tradition
6. Initiations: Biographical Roots of Occult Influence
7. Companions of the Flame: Syncretist Mythmaking in the Crucible of War
8. Born of One Mother: Re-Vision of Patriarchal Tradition
9. Poetics of Conflict and Transcendence: Kabbalah and the Search for Wholeness

Notes
Index