Virginia Woolf and Neuropsychiatry by Maxwell Bennett

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April 2013, no. 350
The case of Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf and Neuropsychiatry

by Maxwell Bennett

Springer, $40 hb, 232 pp, 9789400757479

Virginia Woolf and Neuropsychiatry by Maxwell Bennett

Reviewed by
April 2013, no. 350

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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