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Why War?


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Introduction: Michael Payne.

Part I: Psycho-Politics:.

1. 'Why War?'.

2. Margaret Thatcher and Ruth Ellis.

Part II: The Death Drive:.

3. 'Where Does the Misery Come From?' - Psychoanalysis, Feminism and the Event.

4. Shakespeare and the Death Drive.

Part III: Returning to Klein:.

5. Negativity in the work of Melanie Klein.

6. War in the Nursery.

An Interview with Jacqueline Rose.

Jacqueline Rose: A Bibliography, 1974-1992: Nancy Weyant.

Appendix: Intellectual Inhibition and Eating Disorders: Melitta Schmideberg.


About the Author

Jaqueline Rose is Professor of English at Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London. Her numerous publications include The Case of Peter Pan or the Impossibility of Children's Fiction (1984) and The Haunting of Sylvia Plath (1991).


"In eloquent critiques, Rose explicates the complex, contradictory relations between gender and fantasy, feminism and psychoanalysis, and the dialogue initiated here certainly deserves a wide audience." Anthony Elliott, Times Higher Education Supplement

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