Ágora: Estudos em Teoria Psicanalítica
versão On-line ISSN 1809-4414
FREIRE, Ana Beatriz e COSTA, Carlos Alberto Ribeiro. O literal e a surpresa: os "estágios preliminares do chiste". Ágora (Rio J.) [online]. 2008, vol.11, n.2, pp.235-251. ISSN 1809-4414. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1516-14982008000200005.
The literal and the surprise: the preliminary stages of the wit. The target of this text is to explain in which way some humoristic interventions could help in the treatment of psychotic patients, pacifying the incidence of the "pulsional" and making the person, whose existence is not limited by the phallus, to start using speech. With this aim, our starting point was the mentioning of a "wit", or joke, the humoristic effect, which is Freudian by excellence. The hypothesis that we foresee is that the economic mishaps related to the wit, even on their preliminary stages, could clarify if and how such interventions could be effective in a possible treatment of psychosis.
Palavras-chave : Psychosis's treatment; wit; psychoanalysis.