"'Writer's Block' is an organic whole. Leader makes connections and shows differences among the various sections and the different theories. I found the book to be a rich intellectual experience."--Ben Davis, 'Wilson Library Bulletin.'
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This is a weighty, somewhat dense psychoanalytic literary/historical study of what Leader (English, Roehampton Inst., London) states is a commonly misunderstood phenomenon. He leaves no stone unturned in his search for literary and psychological explanations for writer's block, often examining the sources of creativity as well as the forces that obstruct it. He critiques Freudian, Jungian, Rankian, Kleinian, and post-Kleinian theory on blockage, then brings psychoanalytic theory to bear on literary history, emphasizing the tradition of romantic self-consciousness in Wordsworth and Coleridge. Leader also examines the communicative oppositions between writing and orality, subject and object, and "male" and "female." Worthwhile and recommended for large psychoanalytic collections.
- Terry McMaster, Utica Coll. of Syracuse Univ. Lib., N.Y.
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"Leader should know about writer's block, since he has just written Writer's Block: a 300-page tome... It will fascinate, comfort or horrify anyone who has stared blankly at a blank sheet of paper, or cursed the cursor winking accusingly on an empty word-processor screen. Leader treats the subject exhaustively, from every imaginable psychoanalytical, cultural, and historical angle, and in beautiful prose, buttressed by hundreds of footnotes. There is no sign of blockage in this mind." -- London Times
"Writer's Block is an organic whole. Leader makes connections and shows differences among the various sections and the different theories. I found the book to be a rich intellectual experience." -- Ben Davis, Wilson Library Bulletin
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Book Description The Johns Hopkins University P, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110801840325