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Spellbound Studies on Mesmerism and Literature

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ISBN-10: 1400871379

ISBN-13: 9781400871377

Edition: 1978

Authors: Maria Tatar

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Franz Anton Mesmer's concept of animal magnetism exercised a profound influence on key European and American thinkers. Mesmer, who saw in his discovery the secret of health, had hoped to recover the harmony between man and nature by harnessing the power of magnetic fluids. In calling attention to the existence of a second self that surfaces in the hypnotic trance, Mesmer made his real contribution and took the first, decisive steps on the road leading to the unconscious. While most critical studies of mesmerism originate in the history of science or medicine, Maria Tatar's book takes a fresh approach by tracing the impact of mesmerism on literature.The author launches her account with a…    
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Book details

List price: $206.25
Copyright year: 1978
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 3/8/2015
Pages: 320
Language: English