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PEREIRA, Ana Alice da Silva  and  PROCHNO, Caio César Souza Camargo. Psychoanalysis and literature: a proposal for analysis of the Berenice tale. Rev. Subj. [online]. 2018, vol.18, n.2, pp. 1-12. ISSN 2359-0769.

This article deals with an analysis of the Berenice tale, by Edgar Allan Poe. The tale is part of a collection of horror and mystery stories, and is embedded in what is called fantastic literature. The proposed analysis is based on psychoanalysis, considering its understanding as a method of knowledge based on interpretation, without, however, disregarding elements of literary criticism. The emergence of psychoanalysis and fantastic literature, the question of the double, the space in the narrative, the dream, the fantasies about the terrifying scene and the literature of terror as the possibility of accessing the stranger and the helplessness were outstanding points in the results of this study, as well as realizing the subject's desire for transgression.

Keywords : literature; psychoanalysis; fantastic literature; Poe; fear.

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