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Bassin, D. (2002). I'm in the Milk and the Milk Is in Me: Writing from the Night Kitchen. Studies in Gender and Sexuality, 3(3):297-308.

(2002). Studies in Gender and Sexuality, 3(3):297-308

I'm in the Milk and the Milk Is in Me: Writing from the Night Kitchen

Donna Bassin, Ph.D.

Although psychoanalysts have used psychoanalytic concepts to understand issues of writer's block as it affects the work of artists and writers, we have largely neglected the process of psychoanalytic writing per se. The author's personal relationship between self, text, and community is used as an initial contribution to the development of clinically near imaginative theory as well as to facilitate the generative authorship of others. The difficulty inherent in the arrogance of a creative thought—embodies one's envy, competitiveness, and destructiveness with her forebears and contemporaries—is considered.

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