Hamlet's Search for Meaning (Paperback)

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Theological and psychological interpretations of Shakespeare's most problematic play have been pursued as complementary to each other. In this bold reading, Walter N. King brings twentiethcentury Christian existentialism and post-Freudian psychological theory to bear upon Hamlet and his famous problems. King draws on the support of Paul Tillich, John Macquarrie, and Nicolai Beryaev, who radically reinterpreted the Christian doctrine of providence, and presents an unconventional thesis. He derives illuminating psychological insights from Erik Erikson, the pioneer in the modern study of identity, and Viktor Frankl, the founder of logotherapy.

About the Author

WALTER N. KING taught at the University of Montana. He is the editor of Twentieth-Century Interpretations of Twelfth Night.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780820338552
ISBN-10: 0820338559
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Publication Date: March 1st, 2011
Pages: 192
Language: English