Psychoanalytic Criticism is an approach to Literary
Criticism influenced by Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, that views a
literary work as an expression of the unconscious -- of the individual
psyche of its author or of the collective unconscious of a society or of
the whole human race.
People of the Movement
Criticism and critics of consciousness have applied the techniques
of Psychoanalytic Criticism to their analysis of the experience of
reading a work. That is they focus on the psyche of the reader.
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