Psicologia em Estudo
Print version ISSN 1413-7372
SCORSOLINI-COMIN, Fabio and SANTOS, Manoel Antônio dos. Family prohibited: transgenerationality and subjectivity in three fictional works. Psicol. estud. [online]. 2012, vol.17, n.2, pp.255-266. ISSN 1413-7372. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-73722012000200009.
The aim of this study is to discuss the gerational psychic transmission of two works of Mia Couto: Antes de nascer o mundo (2009) and Um rio chamado tempo, uma casa chamada terra (2003) and in the tail of Guimarães Rosa, A terceira margem do rio (1962) (in Portuguese). The three works are narrated by the sons of the families involved in the stories, emphasizing the family as the epicenter of a web of secrets, forbidden and blaming that are transmitted from one generation to another, enabling the understanding that the family environment enables not only the organization of emotional experiences, but the transmission of inter-subjective aspects which they do not always have access. The secrets or no revelation of the true stories are just one form of transmission. The concealment of prohibited contents allowed the transference of something. Failure to disclose is also a way to highlight the interdict, what has not yet been established and that, therefore, has no psychic inscription.
Keywords : Psychic transmission between generations; family of origin; Psychology and literature.