Hamm's obsession with his storytelling which is repeated on and on in the play accounts for his repetition compulsion
which Freud attributes to death drive.
But the repetition compulsion
could be taking the form of the mastery of the tools of mathematics in economics.
Louise Erdrich's Love Medicine (1984) is a dazzling portrait of multigenerational repetition compulsion
in two Native American families, and Rosellen Brown's Civil Wars (1984) adds race to the usual family tensions.
This, too, is a repetition compulsion
, which matches the photographer's compulsion of taking pictures and reliving his marital breakup.
The latter part of the book comes to a reconsideration of the repetition compulsion
and subjective world view and introduces the concept of empathy-with-oneself.
Repetition itself," writes Derrida, "the logic of repetition, indeed the repetition compulsion
, remains .
In accounting for loss, LaCapra is also of course drawing on Freud's presentation of the repetition compulsion
in Beyond the Pleasure Principle (1920).
While, it is true, children tend to play obsessively, by working a narrative or procedure to death, this repetition compulsion
is never as schooled as what comes across here, which mainly has a forced quality, though it thus also reflects the important difference between transference and early object relations, which Melanie Klein singled out as the outside chance of therapeutic success in analytic treatment.
He considers the lyrical ballad in connection with Freud's repetition compulsion
, a terrifically suggestive way of thinking about literary form and its relation to content, as a moment's reflection on "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" intimates.
Addictions and repetition compulsion
are also covered.
Here the vortex coughs up endless formal repetitions, almost the repetition compulsion
of a traumatic cognitive state.
That is, despite the repetitive nature of Australian colonial traumas and their continuation from the past to the present, there has been a powerful and sustained effort by many Australians to estrange themselves from this trauma and to refuse to see its repetition compulsion