Review of Nicholas Ray's Tragedy and Otherness
Journal of English and American Studies, Vol. 44, pp. 167-173, 2011
9 Pages Posted: 23 Jan 2012
Date Written: September 6, 2011
A review of Nicholas Ray's book Tragedy and Otherness: Sophocles, Shakespeare, Psychoanalysis (Peter Lang, 2009). The book offers a post structuralist/psychoanalytic reading of Oedipus the King, Julius Caesar, and Hamlet, as well as a reworking of Freud's insights on tragedy, from a perspective informed by the work of Jean Laplanche and an emphasis on the experience of otherness.
Keywords: Shakespeare, Freud, Oedipus, Sophocles, Hamlet, Psychoanalytic criticism, Tragedy
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