SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
vol.18 issue1Strindberg's echoes: pain, fear and psychoanalysis on extensionThe bet in sacrifice and the implacable side of the Other author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Psicologia Clínica

Print version ISSN 0103-5665

Abstract

CALDAS, Heloisa. A book named Anguish: on the romance by Graciliano Ramos. Psicol. clin. [online]. 2006, vol.18, n.1, pp. 137-145. ISSN 0103-5665.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-56652006000100011.

This paper addresses the relationship between anguish and creativity based on the novel Anguish by Graciliano Ramos. The author shows some aspects of this narrative that can be used to investigate act and creation through the experience of anguish. The use of the psychoanalytical reference is unfolded in two plans: psychoanalysis applied to literature and literature applied to psychoanalysis. In the former, the focus is on the plot, in which the protagonist lives anguish and because of it he is impelled to perform an act; in the latter, the plan of creation of the novel is analyzed and anguish can be inferred as the cause of the creation act.

Keywords : anguish; psychoanalysis; literature; act.

        · abstract in Portuguese     · text in Portuguese     · pdf in Portuguese