CHAPTER EIGHT

 

 

Psychoanalytical visionsof reality and styles of writing

 

Giorgio Sacerdoti

 

 

 

 

Several years ago, Roy Schafer published an article in the International Journal of Psycho-Analysis (1970), subsequently included in his book, “A New Language for Psychoanalysis” (1976), in which he outlined four psychoanalytical “visions” of reality described, respectively, as “comic”, “romantic”, “tragic”, and “ironic”. If we were simply to ask ourselves to which of these “visions” a large number of the articles written for the Rivista di Psicoanalisi in the course of the last ten years might belong (above all, from the stylistic point of view), I believe that, more or less, the romantic vision would have first place. Consequently, it is worth ...

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