Lisbeth Salander, heroine of Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and its sequels, is one of the most compelling, complex characters of our time.
Is she an avenging angel? A dangerous outlaw? What makes Salander tick, and why is our response to her—and to Larsson’s Millennium trilogy—so strong?
In The Psychology of the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, 19 psychologists and psychiatrists attempt to do what even expert investigator Mikael Blomkvist could not: understand Lisbeth Salander.
- What does Lisbeth’s infamous dragon tattoo really say about her?
- Why is Lisbeth so drawn to Mikael, and what would they both need to do to make a relationship work?
- How do we explain men like Martin Vanger, Nils Bjurman, and Alexander Zalachenko? Is Lisbeth just as sexist and as psychopathic as they are?
- What is it about Lisbeth that allows her to survive, even thrive, under extraordinary conditions?
- How is Lisbeth like a Goth-punk Rorschach test? And what do we learn about ourselves from what we see in her?
About the Editor
Robin S. Rosenberg is a clinical psychologist and co-author of Psychology in Context and Fundamentals of Psychology (introductory psychology textbooks) and Abnormal Psychology: The Neuropsychosocial Approach (abnormal psychology textbook). She has taught psychology courses at Lesley University and Harvard University and has a private practice in the Boston area. Her first foray into applying psychological theories and research to popular culture figures was for The Psychology of Harry Potter; she is the editor of the Psychology of Superheroes anthology. She can be found at drrobinrosenberg.com.
About the Editor
Shannon O’Neill is an editorial consultant for a prominent literary agency in Washington, D.C. She also teaches at American University. Shannon has a master’s in Writing from Johns Hopkins University.
Title: The Psychology of the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Subtitle: Understanding Lisbeth Salander and Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy
editor: Robin S. Rosenberg
editor: Shannon O'Neil
Publication Date: December 6, 2011
Publisher: Smart Pop, an imprint of BenBella Books, Inc.
Price: $14.95 US
Page Count: 304