Publish and Perish: Freud's Claim to Literary Fame.

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    • Author-Supplied Keywords:
      ambition
      autobiography
      fame
      publication
      Sigmund Freud
      The Interpretation of Dreams
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    • Abstract:
      What are the stakes of writing and publishing, of moving from intimate writing to the public sphere? Examining this question in the case of Freud's The Interpretation of Dreams, read here as an autobiographical text, this paper explores the intricate nexus of ambition, death and writing. Freud is possessed by the possibility of becoming famous, a public persona, immortal. His route to achieving this is the publication of The Interpretation of Dreams. He aspires to greatness, and yet the very project that is supposed to secure it is fragile and insecure; the very project entails a risk. The same text that could secure one's immortality becomes the locus of one's absence. Publishing renders the most intimate text public and at a distance from oneself. The wish for glory cannot be assuaged through a published text, which is a public affair. One cannot make a name for oneself. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • ISSN:
      0022-281X
    • Accession Number:
      10.2979/jmodelite.39.4.02
    • Accession Number:
      118247588
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    • ABNT:
      Publish and Perish: Freud’s Claim to Literary Fame. Journal of Modern Literature, [s. l.], v. 39, n. 4, p. 1–18, 2016. DOI 10.2979/jmodelite.39.4.02. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=118247588. Acesso em: 26 nov. 2020.
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      Publish and Perish: Freud’s Claim to Literary Fame. Journal of Modern Literature. 2016;39(4):1-18. doi:10.2979/jmodelite.39.4.02
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      Publish and Perish: Freud’s Claim to Literary Fame. (2016). Journal of Modern Literature, 39(4), 1–18. https://doi.org/10.2979/jmodelite.39.4.02
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      “Publish and Perish: Freud’s Claim to Literary Fame.” 2016. Journal of Modern Literature 39 (4): 1–18. doi:10.2979/jmodelite.39.4.02.
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      ‘Publish and Perish: Freud’s Claim to Literary Fame’ (2016) Journal of Modern Literature, 39(4), pp. 1–18. doi: 10.2979/jmodelite.39.4.02.
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      ‘Publish and Perish: Freud’s Claim to Literary Fame’ 2016, Journal of Modern Literature, vol. 39, no. 4, pp. 1–18, viewed 26 November 2020, .
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      “Publish and Perish: Freud’s Claim to Literary Fame.” Journal of Modern Literature, vol. 39, no. 4, Summer 2016, pp. 1–18. EBSCOhost, doi:10.2979/jmodelite.39.4.02.
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      “Publish and Perish: Freud’s Claim to Literary Fame.” Journal of Modern Literature 39, no. 4 (Summer 2016): 1–18. doi:10.2979/jmodelite.39.4.02.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Publish and Perish: Freud’s Claim to Literary Fame. Journal of Modern Literature [Internet]. 2016 Summer [cited 2020 Nov 26];39(4):1–18. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=118247588