Psychology and Literature
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Psychology and Literature book
It is obvious enough that psychology, being the study of psychic processes, can be brought to bear upon the study of literature, for the human psyche is the womb of all the sciences and arts. In the case of the work of art authors have to deal with a product of complicated psychic activities-but a product that is apparently intentional and consciously shaped. There is a fundamental difference of approach between the psychologist’s examination of a literary work, and that of the literary critic. Countless literary works belong to this class: the many novels dealing with love, the environment, the family, crime and society, as well as didactic poetry, the larger number of lyrics, and the drama, both tragic and comic.