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Estudos de Psicanálise

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MONTEIRO, Marli Piva. The postman and/or the poet. Estud. psicanal. [online]. 2008, n.31, pp. 125-128. ISSN 0100-3437.

Based on the film directed by Michael Radford “The postman and the poet”, a psychoanalitic reading is proposed. Poets and postmen are words conductors in a symbolic sense - they do transfer. In a way, we may say a transference is stablished between Pablo Neruda (the poet) and Mario Ruopollo (the postman). Pablo looks for a son, as well as, Mario seeks for a father. Metaphor by meytaphor they come to a lively encounter.

Keywords : Poet; Postman; Words; Transference; Metaphor; Name-of-the-Father.

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