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Zilkha, N. (2020). « Le sens du désespoir. Dépression et créativité », d'André Haynal. Rev. fr. psychanal., 84(5):1407-1422.

(2020). Revue française de psychanalyse, 84(5):1407-1422

« Le sens du désespoir. Dépression et créativité », d'André Haynal

(“The Meaning of Despair. Depression and Creativity by André Haynal” - Extracts Selected and Commented on by Nathalie Zilkha: From Desperate Helplessness to the Acceptance and Working-Through of Depressive Affects)

Nathalie Zilkha

André Haynal invites us to rediscover the universality of depressive affects in development, linked to movements of separation and differentiation. He notes the central role of the work of mourning in the analytic process, and links the traumatic dimension, narcissism and the Oedipus situation. “The meaning of despair” is thus approached in relation to Hilflosigkeit, its retroactive phantasmatic resonances, and a dialectical tension with phantasies of omnipotence.

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