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Revista Brasileira de Psicanálise

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FERREIRA, Mariane Zanella  and  MELLO NETO, Gustavo Adolfo Ramos. Experiences of incestuous abuse: possible translations. Rev. bras. psicanál [online]. 2017, vol.51, n.2, pp. 179-193. ISSN 0486-641X.

This paper's purpose is to discuss some possible translations of experiencing incestuous sexual abuse. To this end, the authors study the autobiography L'amore di papà: una storia vera, written and published by Pola Kinski, who was sexually abused by her father, the actor Klaus Kinski, from her childhood to her youth. This paper is part of an ampler research whose purpose is to study trauma and traumatic neurosis after Freud, by looking at them from the perspective of the general theory of seduction, by Laplanche. Given these theoretical assumptions, the authors analyze the features of the messages conveyed in a situation of incestuous abuse. They also discuss the possibilities of translating/repressing the enigmas that are associated with these messages. The narrative analysis enables the authors to think about possible destinations for the instinctual excess, which is disconnected and invades the psyche in the traumatic situation. Therefore, the traumatic situation is never completely translated.

Keywords : psychoanalysis; general theory of seduction; sexual abuse; incest; trauma.

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