necrophobia

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necrophobia

[‚nek·rə′fō·bē·ə]
(psychology)
Abnormal dread of death and of dead bodies.
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This is Otto Rank space and time: the narcissistic, thanatophobic self produces the will to live out of an externalization of its corpse, but then notices that the corpse, in the grips of the devil, resembles itself (I ...
In her autobiography, In Camera (1940), Yveonde recounts an instance of the doubling facility of her photographic portraiture which brings together thanatophobic and fetishistic qualities of the medium.