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SALLES, Ana Cristina Teixeira da Costa. Humor: pain and sublimation. Reverso [online]. 2011, vol.33, n.61, pp. 21-27. ISSN 0102-7395.

The present work tries to establish possible relationships between humor, pain and sublimation in the Psyche. Throughtout a metapsychological review of the humor, the author tries to emphasize its importance regarding pain and grief, anguish and helplessness identifying its proximity to sublimation, which would allow new destinations drives. As a result, the author clarifis the role of humor in Psychoanalytical practice.

Keywords : Humor; Pain; Anguish; Helplessness; Death drive; Sublimation.

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