Keats's oral imagination: "'Tis not through envy"
Language: 
English
Short Title: 
Keats's oral imagination
Abstract: 

This study of four of Keats's greatest poems explores a dynamic pattern in the poet's imagination: a relationship between the oral/fusional imagery and the romantic/oedipal themes. The poet's imagination seems to have been propelled backward from oedipal conflict to earlier narcissistic/oral unrest and pleasure. There is a layering of special psychic capabilities evident in Keats's imagination: an element of oedipal romance which stabilizes the process of sublimation, a sense of magical play and danger in the maternal/oral imagery, and powerful narcissistic longins organized through the desire to communicate and the gift for expression.

Author(s): 
Fitzpatrick-Hanly, M. A.
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
The Psychoanalytic Quarterly
Journal Abbreviation: 
Psychoanal Q
Publication Date: 
1986-10
Publication Year: 
1986
Pages: 
618-639
Volume: 
55
Issue: 
4
ISSN: 
0033-2828
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 3797557

Turabian/Chicago Citation

M. A. Fitzpatrick-Hanly. 1986-10. "Keats's oral imagination: "'Tis not through envy"." The Psychoanalytic Quarterly 55: 4: 618-639.

Wikipedia Citation

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