Knjižnica Filozofskog fakulteta
Sveučilišta u Zagrebu
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Institutional Repository

From the other shore of the pleasure principle: Ibsen's Lady from the sea


Downloads per month over past year

Tomljenović, Ana. (2016). From the other shore of the pleasure principle: Ibsen's Lady from the sea. Umjetnost riječi : Časopis za znanost o književnosti, 60(1-2). pp. 55-76. ISSN 0503-1583

PDF (Croatian)
Download (119kB) | Preview


In the book Thalassa (1924) Sándor Ferenczi constructs his theory of genitality on the analogy between the sea and the womb as our phylogenetic and ontogenetic birth place. Relying on Freud’s Beyond the Pleasure Principle (1920), Ferenczi states that the whole life is determined by a tendency to return to the womb/sea, or to re-establish intrauterine peace and silence. Following Ferenczi’s analogy, the paper explores structural similarities between literature and psychoanalytic theory, and thematic similarities between two plays: Henrik Ibsen’s Lady from the Sea (1888) and Luigi Pirandello’s To Find Oneself (1932).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ibsen, Lady from the Sea, Pirandello, To Find Oneself, melodrama, sea, oceanic feeling, hysteria
Subjects: Comparative literature
Departments: Department of Comparative Literature
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2018 17:35
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2018 17:35

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item