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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

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

Oliver Harris

Oxford University Press

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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