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Author Goebel, Eckart.

Title Beyond discontent [electronic resource] : "sublimation" from Goethe to Lacan / Eckart Goebel ; translated by James C. Wagner.

Imprint New York : Continuum, 2012.

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Description 1 online resource ((xiv, 259 pages).
Series New directions in German studies ; v. 4
New directions in German studies ; v. 4.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Foreword and Acknowledgments; Preface; 1 Trilogy of Passion: Goethe as Paradigm and Provocation; 2 The Sound of Psychoanalysis: Arthur Schopenhauer; 3 Transfigured Physis: Friedrich Nietzsche; 4 Self-Control: Sigmund Freud; 5 Walking the Dog: Creaturely Transcendence in Thomas Mann; 6 The Sublimation of Nature: Theodor W. Adorno; 7 Das Ding: Jacques Lacan's Luther; Bibliography; Index.
Summary According to Freuds later works, we do not really feel well or free within civilization. Our discontent never disappears, and we shall never become completely reliable members of society. Alcohol already suffices, Freud tells us, to ruin the fragile architecture of sublimations. Since Beyond the Pleasure Principle, sublimation seems to be nothing more than a euphemism for suppressing the drives. We sublimate because we did not get or were not allowed to have what we actually wanted. Is sublimation a mere surrogate or perhaps even the name psychoanalysis found for theoria in the twentieth centu.
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Subject German literature -- History and criticism.
Sublimation (Psychology) in literature.
Psychoanalysis and literature.
Germany -- Intellectual life -- History.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Electronic books.
Added Author Wagner, James C.
Added Title Jenseits des Unbehagens. English
Other Form: Print version: Goebel, Eckart. Jenseits des Unbehagens. English. Beyond discontent. New York : Continuum, ©2012 9781441178336 (DLC) 2012007350 (OCoLC)773666878
ISBN 9781441127891 (electronic bk.)
1441127895 (electronic bk.)
9781441113917 (hardcover ; alk. paper)