The Poem of "the CID" as a Masochistic Fantasy

The Poem of "the CID" as a Masochistic Fantasy : A Psychoanalytic Reading

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This psychoanalytic reading of Spain's national epic aims to reveal that its hero's rise in fortune from punished and humiliated vassal to illustrious conqueror follows the typical masochistic fantasy in which the acceptance of humiliation and abasement is rewarded by triumph and glory. The author traces the hero's masochism to a deeply rooted identification with a punishing figure of the king, and further demonstrates the crucial role of this identification in bestowing the aura of national hero on a warrior avowedly waging war only for personal profit.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 176 pages
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • bibliography, index
  • 0739101943
  • 9780739101940