The Incest Diary

The Incest Diary PDF Book Detail Author: Anonymous
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408890429
Category : Adult child abuse victims
Languages : en
Pages : 145

Book Description
Throughout her childhood and adolescence, the anonymous author of The Incest Diary was raped by her father. Beneath a veneer of normal family life, she grew up in and around this all-encompassing secret. Her sexual relationship with her father lasted, off and on, into her twenties. It formed her world, and it formed her deepest fears and desires. Even after she broke away, even as she grew into an independent and adventurous young woman, she continued to seek out new versions of the violence, submission and secrecy she had struggled to leave behind. In this graphic and harrowing memoir, the author revisits her early traumas and their aftermath - not from a clinical distance, but from deep within - to explore the ways in which her father's abuse shaped her, and still does. As a matter of psychic survival, she became both a sexual object and a detached observer, a dutiful daughter and the protector of a dirty secret. And then, years later, she made herself write it down. With lyric concision, in vignettes of almost unbearable intensity, this writer tells a story that is shocking but that will ring true to many other survivors of abuse. It has never been faced so directly on the page.

Summary of Anonymous s The Incest Diary

Summary of Anonymous s The Incest Diary PDF Book Detail Author: Everest Media,
Publisher: Everest Media LLC
ISBN:
Category : Family & Relationships
Languages : en
Pages : 12

Book Description
Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 I had many therapists, and one of them was a beautiful woman who studied with Freud. I liked her until we got closer to the incest. When I was in college, I went to see her on Thursday afternoons. She wanted me to see a psychiatrist she worked with who would give me medication. #2 I had sex with my father when I was twenty-one. I was very wet, and I wanted his big hard cock deep inside me. I had never felt sexier. We didn’t say anything, and he went back to his bed. #3 I told my friend Katherine Huntington, a neighbor and family friend, the truth about my father having sex with me when I was a young child. She said to forget about it and get over it. She had been molested when she was a child, and her parents didn’t do anything about it. #4 I confronted my father about our incestuous relationship. He told me that he was sorry for all he’d done, and that he was quitting his job and traveling. I didn’t hear from him for months.

Inbreeding Incest and the Incest Taboo

Inbreeding  Incest  and the Incest Taboo PDF Book Detail Author: Arthur P. Wolf
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804751412
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 240

Book Description
Why is incest widely prohibited? Why does the scope of the prohibition vary from society to society? Why does incest occur despite the prohibition? What are the consequences? To reexamine these questions, this book brings together contributions from the fields of genetics, behavioral biology, primatology, biological and social anthropology, philosophy, and psychiatry.

Analysis of the Incest Trauma

Analysis of the Incest Trauma PDF Book Detail Author: Susan A. Klett
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429910762
Category : Psychology
Languages : en
Pages : 368

Book Description
Childhood sexual abuse within the family of origin and society's institutions, such as the church, education, sports, and the world of celebrity, has been neglected as a significant issue by psychoanalysis and society. The incest trauma needs to be understood as one of the most significant problems of contemporary society. This book is an attempt to re-establish incest trauma as a significant psychological disorder by tracing the evolutionary trajectory of psychoanalysis from the Seduction Theory to the Oedipal Therapy to the Confusion of Tongues Theory. By examining the theoretical, emotional, interpersonal, and political issues involved in Freud's abandoning the Seduction Hypothesis and replacing it with the Oedipal Complex, we can see how system building became more important than the emotional welfare of children. In a series of chapters the authors demonstrate this neglect of the incest trauma.

Mad Muse

Mad Muse PDF Book Detail Author: Jeffrey Berman
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1789738091
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 384

Book Description
Many of the well-respected scholarly studies of autobiographical writing have little or nothing to say about mental illness. This book uncovers the mysterious relationship between mood disorders and creativity through the lives of seven writers, demonstrating how mental illness is sometimes the driving force behind creativity.

Ana s Nin

Ana  s Nin PDF Book Detail Author: Clara Oropeza
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351675478
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 114

Book Description
Anaïs Nin: A Myth of Her Own traces Nin’s literary craft by following the intimacy of self-exploration and poetic expression attained in the details of the quotidian, transfigured into fiction. By digging into the mythic tropes that permeate both her literary diaries and fiction, this book demonstrates that Nin constructed a mythic method of her own, revealing the extensive possibilities of an opulent feminine psyche. Clara Oropeza demonstrates that the literary diary, for Nin, is a genre that with its traces of trickster archetype, among others, reveals a mercurial, yet particular understanding of an embodied and at times mystical experience of a writer. The cogent analysis of Nin’s fiction alongside the posthumously published unexpurgated diaries, within the backdrop of emerging psychological theories, further illuminates Nin’s contributions as an experimental and important modernist writer whose daring and poetic voice has not been fully appreciated. By extending research on diary writing and anchoring Nin’s literary style within modernist traditions, this book contributes to the redefinition of what literary modernism was comprised, who participated and how it was defined. Anaïs Nin: A Myth of Her Own is unique in its interdisciplinary expansion of literature, literary theory, mythological studies and depth psychology. By considering the ecocritical aspects of Nin’s writing, this book forges a new paradigm for not only Nin’s work, but for critical discussions of self-life writing as a valid epistemological and aesthetic form. This impressive work will be of great interest to academics and students of Jungian and post-Jungian studies, literary studies, cultural studies, mythological studies and women’s studies.

The Unreality of Memory

The Unreality of Memory PDF Book Detail Author: Elisa Gabbert
Publisher: Atlantic Books
ISBN: 183895063X
Category : Science
Languages : en
Pages :

Book Description
'A work of sheer brilliance, beauty and bravery' Andrew Sean Greer, author of Less 'Masterly... Her essays have a clarity and prescience that imply a sort of distant, retrospective view, like postcards sent from the near future' New York Times We stare at our phones. We keep multiple tabs open. Our chats and conversations are full of the phrase "Did you see?" The feeling that we're living in the worst of times seems to be intensifying, alongside a desire to know precisely how bad things have gotten. Poet and essayist Elisa Gabbert's The Unreality of Memory consists of a series of lyrical and deeply researched meditations on what our culture of catastrophe has done to public discourse and our own inner lives. In these tender and prophetic essays, she focuses in on our daily preoccupation and favorite pasttime: desperate distraction from disaster by way of a desperate obsession with the disastrous. Moving from public trauma to personal tragedy, from the Titanic and Chernobyl to illness and loss, The Unreality of Memory alternately rips away the facade of our fascination with destruction and gently identifies itself with the age of rubbernecking. A balm, not a burr, Gabbert's essays are a hauntingly perceptive analysis of the anxiety intrinsic in our new, digital ways of being, and also a means of reconciling ourselves to this new world. 'One of those joyful books that send you to your notebook every page or so, desperate not to lose either the thought the author has deftly placed in your mind or the title of a work she has now compelled you to read.' Paris Review

When Did we See You Naked

When Did we See You Naked  PDF Book Detail Author: Jayme R. Reaves
Publisher: SCM Press
ISBN: 033406032X
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 267

Book Description
Was the stripping and exposure of Jesus a form of sexual abuse? If so, why does such a reading of Jesus’ suffering matter? The combined impact of the #MeToo movement and a further wave of global revelations on church sexual abuse have given renewed significance to recent work naming Jesus as a victim of sexual abuse. Timely and provocative "When did we see you naked?" presents the arguments for reading Christ as an abuse victim, as well as exploring how the position might be critiqued, and what implications and applications it might offer to the Church.

Daily Modernism

Daily Modernism PDF Book Detail Author: Elizabeth Podnieks
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 0773568247
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 424

Book Description
Redrawing established boundaries between genres, Podnieks builds a broad critical and theoretical range on which she maps the diary as an aesthetic work, showing how diaries inscribe the aesthetics of literary modernisms. Drawing on feminist theory, literary history, biography, and personal anecdotes, she argues that the diary is an especially subversive space for women writers. Podnieks details how Virginia Woolf, Antonia White, Elizabeth Smart, and Anaïs Nin wrote their diaries under the pretence that they were private, while always intending them to be published. She travelled extensively to examine the original diary manuscripts and offers unique first-hand descriptions of the manuscripts that underscore the artistic intentions of their authors. Daily Modernism contributes to the ongoing feminist revision of literary history and, in its disruption of traditional concepts of "major" and "minor" literary forms, paves the way for a much needed reconsideration of the diary as a valid literary achievement.

Sexuality Beyond Consent

Sexuality Beyond Consent PDF Book Detail Author: Avgi Saketopoulou
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 1479820253
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 271

Book Description
Radical alternatives to consent and trauma Contemporary discourse on sex and sexuality is fixated on consent as a means of mitigating danger and avoiding forms of sexual trauma. Sexuality Beyond Consent dares us to step into a different territory, where we do not guard the self but risk experience. Avgi Saketopoulou maintains that we are overly focused on healing trauma and need to reroute our attention to what subjects do with their trauma, in the process taking up a series of provocative questions: Why is sexuality beyond consent worth risking, and how does risk become a way of soliciting the future? Why might surrendering to the fact that your pain is not going away enable you to do things with pain? In what ways are race and racism shot through with the erotic? How can something proximal to violation become a site of flourishing? Central to the transformational possibilities of trauma is a queer form of consent, limit consent, that is not about maintaining control but risks sexuality beyond consent. Moving between clinical and cultural case studies, Saketopoulou takes up theatrical and cinematic works such as Slave Play and The Night Porter, to show us how the force of the erotic surges through the aesthetic domain. Grounding its arguments in the psychoanalytic theory of Jean Laplanche in conversation with queer of color critique, performance studies, and philosophy, Sexuality Beyond Consent proposes that enduring the rousing of the strange in ourselves, not in order to master trauma but to rub up against it, may open us up to encounters with opacity and unique forms of care.

She Speaks Her Anger Myths and Conversations of Gimi Women

She Speaks Her Anger  Myths and Conversations of Gimi Women PDF Book Detail Author: Gillian Gillison
Publisher: Springer Nature
ISBN: 3030493520
Category : Psychology
Languages : en
Pages : 290

Book Description
Taking a novel approach that adapts Freud’s theory of the Primal Crime, this book examines a wealth of ethnographic data on the Gimi of the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea, focusing on women’s lives, myths, and rituals. Women’s and men’s separate myths and rites may be ‘read’ as a cycle of blame about which sex caused the ills of human existence and is still at fault. However, the author demonstrates that in public rites of exchange in which both sexes participate, men appropriate and subvert women’s usages as a ritual strategy to ‘undo’ motherhood and confiscate children at puberty. In doing so, she reveals how Gimi women both rebel against the male-dominated social order and express understanding of why they also acquiesce. The result of decades of fieldwork, writing and reflection, this book offers an analysis of Gimi women’s complex understanding of their situation and presents a nuanced picture of women in a society dominated by men. It represents an important contribution to New Guinea ethnography that will appeal to students and scholars of psychoanalysis, gender studies, and cultural, social and psychoanalytic anthropology.

The Look of the Book

The Look of the Book PDF Book Detail Author: Peter Mendelsund
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 0399581030
Category : Design
Languages : en
Pages : 288

Book Description
Why do some book covers instantly grab your attention, while others never get a second glance? Fusing word and image, as well as design thinking and literary criticism, this captivating investigation goes behind the scenes of the cover design process to answer this question and more. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW As the outward face of the text, the book cover makes an all-important first impression. The Look of the Book examines art at the edges of literature through notable covers and the stories behind them, galleries of the many different jackets of bestselling books, an overview of book cover trends throughout history, and insights from dozens of literary and design luminaries. Co-authored by celebrated designer and creative director Peter Mendelsund and scholar David Alworth, this fascinating collaboration, featuring hundreds of covers, challenges our notions of what a book cover can and should be.

Anais Nin

Anais Nin PDF Book Detail Author: Suzanne Nalbantian
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 134925505X
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 281

Book Description
This book of essays is the first to probe Anais Nin's achievements as a literary artist. With an introduction by the editor, Suzanne Nalbantian, the collection examines the literary strategies of Nin in their psychoanalytical and stylistic dimensions. Various contributors scrutinize Nin's artistry, identifying her unique modernist techniques and her poetic vision. Others observe the transfer of her psychoanalytical positions to narrative. The volume also contains fresh views of Nin by her brother Joaquin Nin-Culmell as well as innovative analyses of the reception of her works.

Re visiting Female Evil

Re visiting Female Evil PDF Book Detail Author: Melissa Dearey
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004350810
Category : Philosophy
Languages : en
Pages : 206

Book Description
Mischievous, beguiling, seductive, lascivious, unruly, carping, vengeful and manipulative – from the Disney princess to the murderous Medea, the articles in Re-visiting Female Evil grapple with our understanding of what it is to be and do evil femininities.

The Incest Theme in Literature and Legend

The Incest Theme in Literature and Legend PDF Book Detail Author: Otto Rank
Publisher:
ISBN:
Category : Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.).
Languages : en
Pages : 676

Book Description
"Among the strictly scientific applications of analysis to literature, Rank's exhaustive work on the theme of incest easily takes the first place."--Sigmund Freud.

The American Diaries 1902 1926

The American Diaries  1902 1926 PDF Book Detail Author: Theodore Dreiser
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 151280150X
Category : Literary Collections
Languages : en
Pages : 484

Book Description
Dreiser's careful preservation of his papers bears new fruit with the publication of his personal diaries for the years 1902-26. This volume presents all seven of Dreiser's hitherto unpublished American diaries, the intermittent journals he kept during the most productive years of his literary career. Together they constitute a revealing self-portrait as well as a valuable commentary on the American scene during the first quarter of the twentieth century. They offer reflections on turn-of-the-century Philadelphia, the American South and Mid-West, Greenwich Village of the nineteen-teens, and Hollywood of the twenties. The diaries begin in 1902, when Dreiser was at a low point after the "suppression" of Sister Carrie, and continue until 1926, when he was enjoying the greatest success of his career with An American Tragedy. This publication constitutes in its entirety a new source for biographical and critical study. This is particularly true of the diaries covering Dreiser's experience in Philadelphia, Greenwich Village, and with Helen Richardson—all of which were not available to previous biographers. The present Introduction by Professor Riggio is the first biographical narrative to make use of these materials. Future biographers will now be able to speak with more assurance of Dreiser's whereabouts, the people he knew, what he was reading, which writings were in progress, and of his fascinating private affairs in general. In addition, these diaries will be of interest to students of Dreiser's literary art, as they reveal subtle aspects of how Dreiser viewed the external world and transmuted it in his daily creative efforts.

Full of Secrets

Full of Secrets PDF Book Detail Author: David Lavery
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 9780814325063
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 300

Book Description
A study of "Twin Peaks", the first foray into television for film director David Lynch. It addresses topics which include the series' cult status, its obsession with doubling and its silencing of women. It also analyses the series from feminist, deconstructionist and semiotic perspectives.