Chapter

Introduction

Robert Rowland Smith

in Death-Drive

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print April 2010 | ISBN: 9780748640393
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748671601 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640393.003.0001
Introduction

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This introductory chapter attempts to do three things: to give a preliminary account of Freud's theory of the death-drive; to provide a brief review of the literature that has reflected on that theory; and to set out first thoughts on the relationship between the death-drive and the aesthetic.

Keywords: Freud; death-drive; aesthetic; death

Chapter.  12764 words. 

Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies

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