Draws on literature, law, and psychoanalysis to examine important aspects of the emergence of identity as a peculiarly modern preoccupation. This book addresses the social, legal, and personal anxieties provoked by the rise of individualism and selfhood in modern culture.
Peter Brooks is the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Scholar at Princeton University. He is the author of many works of literary criticism, including Henry James Goes to Paris (Princeton), Reading for the Plot, Psychoanalysis and Storytelling, and Troubling Confessions. He is also the author of two novels, The Emperor's Body and World Elsewhere.