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This invisible riot of the mind : Samuel Johnson's psychological theory, Gloria Sybil Gross

Label
This invisible riot of the mind : Samuel Johnson's psychological theory
Title
This invisible riot of the mind
Title remainder
Samuel Johnson's psychological theory
Statement of responsibility
Gloria Sybil Gross
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In This Invisible Riot of the Mind, Gloria Sybil Gross contends that Samuel Johnson was a pioneer in the development of modern psychological thought, challenging the timeworn, stilted typecasting of Samuel Johnson as the pious Christian moralist. Instead, she argues that Johnson was a daring, at times irreverent, explorer of human nature, who strenuously rejected old relics of sanctimony and repressive authority." "To make her case, Gross draws on a wide range of materials from Johnson's life and works, as well as from eighteenth-century medical psychology. Throughout, she is scrupulous in analyzing Johnson's psychological thought within the cultural idiom that would have been available to him. At the same time, she employs a classical psychoanalytic approach, that seeks to establish a coherent relationship among Johnson's life, his fantasies, and his creative work." "This reading of Johnson reveals the radical direction of his investigations of mental experience, which put him in clear prospect of the basic premises underlying Freudian psychoanalysis. Gross argues that these premises--the principle of psychological determinism, the view of the mind as dictated by forces in conflict, the concept of the dynamic unconscious, and the submerged power of desire in all human activity--pervade Johnson's writings." "Gross demonstrates not only that Johnson can profitably be read in psychoanalytic terms, but that Johnson is a psychological theorist of primary importance. This original and insightful work will be of interest to students and scholars of English literature, eighteenth-century studies, and literature and psychology."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gross, Gloria Sybil
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PR3537.P8
LC item number
G7 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Johnson, Samuel
  • Johnson, Samuel
  • Johnson, Samuel
  • Johnson, Samuel
  • Authors, English
  • English literature
  • Psychology in literature
  • Authors, English
  • English literature
  • Psychology in literature
  • Psychology
  • Psychologie
  • Psychologie
Label
This invisible riot of the mind : Samuel Johnson's psychological theory, Gloria Sybil Gross
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 198 pages
Isbn
9780812231465
Lccn
91039482
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)24872607
  • (OCoLC)ocm24872607
Label
This invisible riot of the mind : Samuel Johnson's psychological theory, Gloria Sybil Gross
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 198 pages
Isbn
9780812231465
Lccn
91039482
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)24872607
  • (OCoLC)ocm24872607

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