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Old Testament stories with a Freudian twist / Leo Abse ; [illustrations by Martin Rowson].

Abse, Leo. (Author). Rowson, Martin. (Added Author).
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Subject: Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939 > Religion.
Psychoanalysis and religion.
Psychoanalysis and literature.
Bible stories, English > Old Testament > Psychology.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9781849408677
  • ISBN: 184940867X
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 214 pages) : illustrations
  • Publisher: London : Karnac Books, 2011.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction: Leo and I / Ania Abse -- Jubal: a discursive meditation on music and its origins -- Jacob's wrestling match -- The judgment of Solomon -- Abishag: the lure of incest -- The nakedness of Noah.
Summary: This collection of Leo Abse's last essays are writings that he was working on from 2006 up to and during his final illness. They take as their starting point stories from the Old Testament. For Abse, the Bible provided a great inspiration for analysis, reflection, and speculation. His own distinctive voice is evident in every essay. Chapters include: Jubal: A discursive meditation on music and its origins; Jacob's wrestling match; The judgment of Solomon; Abishag: The lure of incest; and The nakedness of Noah.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.
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