Psychoanalytic and psychological criticism of literature abounds, but the encounter, in an integral reading, of a fully qualified psychologist and an acknowledged literary masterpiece is not a commonplace event. In this light a recent interpretation of Lessing's Emilia Galotti deserves attention. In addressing myself to it, I am more interested in examining the implications and consequences of the encounter than in making ad hoc objections to a specific interpreter or his work. Admittedly the line of separation is sometimes obscure.
Ryder, Frank G.
"Emilia Gaiotti and the Limits of Psychological Criticism,"
University of Dayton Review: Vol. 12:
2, Article 14.
Available at: https://ecommons.udayton.edu/udr/vol12/iss2/14