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A case of Crime and Punishment. Some reflections on psychoanalysis and literary knowledge
Journal Title: PSICOTERAPIA PSICOANALITICA 
Author/s: Silvia Longo 
Year:  2017 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  14 Pg. 53-66 FullText PDF:  176 KB
DOI:  10.3280/PSP2017-001004
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Freud, in many of his works, highlights a convergence between the discoveries made by psychoanalysis and the intuitions of writers. After having reported Freud’s views, the author reflects on the reasons that make literary works an invaluable source of knowledge for the clinician. The author then explains how her reflections on Crime and Punishment by Dostoevskij fostered a new understanding of a difficult case and an important move from an emotional and an empathic dimension in the face of the dramatic experiences of the patient to a theoretical formulation around the themes of destructiveness and judgement.
Keywords: Psychoanalysis and literature, literary knowledge, crime and punishment, homosexuality, destructiveness, judgement.

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Silvia Longo, A case of Crime and Punishment. Some reflections on psychoanalysis and literary knowledge in "PSICOTERAPIA PSICOANALITICA" 1/2017, pp. 53-66, DOI:10.3280/PSP2017-001004

   

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