(2012). Canadian Journal of Psychoanalysis, 20(1):85-113
In part one, the author discussed the “Theatre of the Mouth” as an esthetically inspired, pre-verbal developmental , associated with the migration of disparate, prenatal bodily functions to the primitive oral cavity, the structures of which, in union with the , facilitate the early stages of and subsequent links to the outside world. The oral phenomena associated with “psychotic glossolalia,” in contrast to “ echolalia” described in part one, are the consequence of expulsive anal elements that attack nascent .
In the first section of part two, usage in the psychotic individual will be distinguished from that of the “liar” through an examination of the respective writings of Artaud and Lewis Carroll, whom many have reproached for his wilful of words in Alice in Wonderland. The disconnect between words and inner feeling, an artifice in Carroll, is, in the case of Artaud, an expression of the inability to adequately symbolize and thus contain strong visceral emotions within the context of ordinary social exchanges, leading to the bodily breaking-apart he described in his plague . Artaud's violent disarticulation of words from meaning, characteristic of psychotic glossolalia, explored in the next section, allows one to get a bird's-eye view of the activity of what Bion called “,” as distinguished from “alpha-elements” and their link to the ability to think thoughts.
However, do not serve the sole function of evacuation but mysteriously coalesce to form a kind of hedonic matrix. This intriguing cohesiveness, associated with these bits of ego and and “shreds of meaning,”
that will be described in the third section, begin to take the shape of a negativistic -type, the outcome of an alternate Oedipal situation, the attributes of which, like the world of the plague, are dedifferentiation, strange reversibility, and parallelism. Borrowing from Artaud, the author has labelled this -type “Carrion Man,” the representative of a raw disjunctive universe whose performances are best observed on the of the psychiatric hospital in contrast to the often jaded interchanges of everyday life.