Peter Pan and Freud

Who is talking and to whom?
  • Jacqueline Rose
Part of the Language, Discourse, Society book series (LDS)


We have been reading the wrong Freud to children.


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  1. 4.
    For more explicitly psychoanalytic discussions ofPeter Pan see John Skinner, ‘James M. Barrie or The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up’ (Skinner, 1957), Martin Grotjahn, ‘The Defenses Against Creative Anxiety in the Life and Work of James Barrie’ (a commentary on John Skinner’s article) (Grotjahn, 1957), and G. H. Pollock, ‘On Siblings, Childhood Sibling Loss and Creativity’ (Pollock, 1978).Google Scholar

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