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Re: Hamlet, Gertrude and Freud
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 8.0843.  Wednesday, 13 August 1997.

[1]     From:   Steve Hayward <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 12 Aug 1997 10:03:44 -0400
        Subj:   Hamlet, Gertrude and Freud

[2]     From:   Surajit A. Bose <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 12 Aug 1997 15:17:14 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 8.0840 Re: Hamlet, Gertrude and Freud


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From:           Steve Hayward <
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Date:           Tuesday, 12 Aug 1997 10:03:44 -0400
Subject:        Hamlet, Gertrude and Freud

There is also an essay by Bruce Fink entitled "Reading Hamlet with
Lacan" in _Lacan, Politics, Aesthetics_ (Apollon and Feldstein eds) that
you might find useful.

Steven Hayward
York University

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From:           Surajit A. Bose <
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Date:           Tuesday, 12 Aug 1997 15:17:14 -0500
Subject: 8.0840 Re: Hamlet, Gertrude and Freud
Comment:        Re: SHK 8.0840 Re: Hamlet, Gertrude and Freud

I should have mentioned in my earlier response that Freud does have
several scattered references to HAMLET in his writings. The longest, if
I remember correctly, is in THE INTERPRETATION OF DREAMS. There are
other important jottings on the play in his letters to Fleiss and
Breuer.

Peter Gay's book READING FREUD: EXPLORATIONS AND ENTERTAINMENTS (New
Haven: Yale UP, 1990) has a long first chapter called "Freud and the man
from Stratford." It's a great read and it also provides exact
bibliographic references to Freud's and Freudian discussions of HAMLET.
The essay is mainly about Freud's belief in the Oxford hypothesis, but
since the topic of authorship is interdicted (and very properly too, may
I add) on SHAKSPER, I can't say any more about it.

-s
 

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