The Irony of Identity: Self and Imagination in the Drama of Christopher Marlowe

Synopsis

This study recognizes Marlowe's psychological instability or uncertainty, analyzed as a version of preoedipal narcissistic pathology. McAdam illustrates how two fundamental points of destabilization in Marlowe's life and work -- his subversive treatment of Christian belief and his ambivalence toward his homosexuality -- clarify the plays' interest in the struggle for self-authorization.

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