Klaus Mann et son mythe personnel : essai de lecture psychanalytique

Abstract : The purpose of this thesis is the study of the innermost personality of Klaus Mann and of the relation which exists in him between the writer and the man. After reading the novel "Symphonie pathétique" according to our method, which bases on the psychocritique and the psychoanalytical theory, we have carried out our investigation of Klaus Mann?s works, searching for the constituent parts of his "private myth". Klaus Mann?s heroes are neurotic homosexuals who look for an identification in creation or political action and a personal justification in religion. This search for identification is seldom successful and we notice regressive behaviours, and even suicides. The confrontation with the author?s biography and the study of relationships between the members of the family, clearly shows a non-resolution of the Oedipus conflict, the impressions of which are to be found in all the works of the author. As a conclusion, we draw a psychological portrait of Klaus Mann, which results from our study of the novels, autobiographies, letters and diaries of the author and the contributions of the family psychonanalysis
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Agnès Isnel-Bertholier. Klaus Mann et son mythe personnel : essai de lecture psychanalytique. Littératures. Université Paul Verlaine - Metz, 1994. Français. ⟨NNT : 1994METZ009L⟩. ⟨tel-01776022⟩

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