Family Secrets and the Psychoanalysis of Narrative

  • Dianne M. Hunter Trinity College, Connecticut, USA


In an era priding itself on transparency but inundated by lies, a reading technique that demonstrates the unveiling of secrets belongs to the zeitgeist.  Originally a dissertation for a doctoral degree in French from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, this brilliant book by the psychoanalyst and literary detective Esther Rashkin has the classic form of six chapters, plus an Introduction, a conclusion, notes, and an index.


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Faimberg, H. (2005). The telescoping of generations: Listening to the narcissistic Links between Generations. London, UK: Routledge.
Rashkin, E. (2008). Unspeakable secrets and the psychoanalysis of culture. Albany, NY: State University of New York.
How to Cite
Hunter, D. (2017). Family Secrets and the Psychoanalysis of Narrative. Language and Psychoanalysis, 6(2), 103-108.
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