An unsuspecting reader might guess that this book belongs to the disreputable genre of psychobiography. Beginning with Sigmund Freud’s analysis of Leonardo da Vinci (1910), which explored themes of unconscious homosexuality and maternal attachment, biographers have attempted to make sense of individual lives with the aid of psychological theory, most often of a psychoanalytic stripe.
The case of Virginia Woolf
Virginia Woolf and Neuropsychiatry
by Maxwell Bennett
Springer, $40 hb, 232 pp, 9789400757479
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