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Parcells, F.H. Segel, N.P. (1959). Oedipus and the Prodigal Son. Psychoanal Q., 28:213-226.

(1959). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 28:213-226

Oedipus and the Prodigal Son

Frank H. Parcells, M.D. and Nathan P. Segel, M.D.


The parable of the prodigal son serves to pose some valid questions about the father-son relationship, using the Oedipus story as an explanatory allegory, and giving some clinical illustrations and references to the literature.

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