Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Haunted by Parents$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Leonard Shengold

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780300116106

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300116106.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM YALE SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.yale.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Yale University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in YSO for personal use.date: 01 December 2021

A Clinical and a Literary Example—Edna St. Vincent Millay

A Clinical and a Literary Example—Edna St. Vincent Millay

(p.77) VIII A Clinical and a Literary Example—Edna St. Vincent Millay
Haunted by Parents

Leonard Shengold

Yale University Press

This chapter discusses the life of poet Edna St. Vincent Millay. Her life illustrates how much independence, authenticity, accomplishment, and creativity can exist alongside the pathology that accompanies the continuing or revived attachment to the internalized early parent. For the poet, her parents—especially her mother, both as example and as source of identification—evoked and induced both psychic health (creativity) and psychic pathology.

Keywords:   Edna St. Vincent Millay, female poets, parents, psychic pathology, attachment

Yale Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.