Id, ego and superego deficit in the psychological image of the protagonists of the novel Zazdrość i medycyna by Michał Choromański Cover Image

"Id", "ego" i deficyt superego w obrazie psychologicznym bohaterów powieści "Zazdrość i medycyna" Michała Choromańskiego
Id, ego and superego deficit in the psychological image of the protagonists of the novel Zazdrość i medycyna by Michał Choromański

Author(s): Wiesław Setlak
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Polish Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Pedagogicznego w Krakowie
Keywords: Michał Choromański;psychological novel; psychoanalysis; freudism; psychocriticism; Charles Mauron; jealousy; obsession;

Summary/Abstract: Id, ego and superego deficit in a psychological image of the protagonists of ″Jealousy and Medicine″ by Michał Choromański Jealousy and Medicine – a novel by Michał Choromański, published in 1933, evidently breaks out of the convention of psychological realism thriving on the achievements of behavioural psychology, dominant in the interwar period. Choromański’s work is an innovatory experiment on composition and thought; the world shown in the novel resembles a psychotic maligna or oneiric vision. The whole novel prompts interdisciplinary research using psychoanalysis of Sigismund Freud, Charles Mauron’s psychocritical method, being a transformation of classical Freudian psychoanalysis (with Otto Rank’s modifications), contemporary psychology of a creative process and the methodologies of psychological research which are accepted and occasionally used by contemporary literary studies. Choromański’s novel is deemed the most discerning studium of jealousy in interwar literature.

  • Issue Year: 10/2018
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 133-148
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Polish