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Classical Myth and PsychoanalysisAncient and Modern Stories of the Self$
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Vanda Zajko and Ellen O'Gorman

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199656677

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656677.001.0001

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The Ethics of Metamorphosis or A Poet Between Two Deaths

The Ethics of Metamorphosis or A Poet Between Two Deaths

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(p.251) 15 The Ethics of Metamorphosis or A Poet Between Two Deaths
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Classical Myth and Psychoanalysis
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Oliver Harris

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656677.003.0015

This chapter examines Ovid's poem in relation to Lacan's representation of Antigone's ‘living death’ in The Ethics of Psychoanalysis. It considers how metamorphosis provides a mythical account of a liminal state between two deaths.

Keywords:   lacan, ethics of psychoanalysis, Ovid, death-drive, metamorphosis, antigone

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