Customer Service | Help | FAQ | PEP-Easy | Report a Data Error | About
:
Login
Tip: To use Pocket to save bookmarks to PEP-Web articles…

PEP-Web Tip of the Day

Pocket (formerly “Read-it-later”) is an excellent third-party plugin to browsers for saving bookmarks to PEP-Web pages, and categorizing them with tags.

To save a bookmark to a PEP-Web Article:

  • Use the plugin to “Save to Pocket”
  • The article referential information is stored in Pocket, but not the content. Basically, it is a Bookmark only system.
  • You can add tags to categorize the bookmark to the article or book section.

For the complete list of tips, see PEP-Web Tips on the PEP-Web support page.

Feal-Deibe, C. (1970). Lorca's Two Farces: Don Perlimpín and Don Cristóbal. Am. Imago, 27(4):358-378.

(1970). American Imago, 27(4):358-378

Lorca's Two Farces: Don Perlimpín and Don Cristóbal

Carlos Feal-Deibe, Ph.D.

“It can be seen,” writes one of Lorca's latest critics, referring to the different approaches to the poet's work, “that these cover almost all of the methods which are fashionable today in literary criticism, with the exception of Freudian analysis….” My paper focuses on two minor plays of Lorca. Yet, the psychoanalytic problems discussed are central to his work as a whole.

Don Perlimpín

Don Perlimplín lives alone, with the maid Marcolfa as his only companion, to whom he clings as a mother figure, even though he is fifty years old.

Marcolfa: I can die any minute.

Perlimplín: Good Lord!

Marcolfa, weeping: And what will happen to you all alone in the world?

Perlimplín: What will happen? …

miserably … When I was a child a woman strangled her husband. He was a shoemaker. I can't forget it. I've always said I wouldn't marry. My books are enough for me. What good will marriage do me?. (pp. 107-108)

The traumatic childhood memory is thus accompanied by castration anxiety with the woman representing the castrator. Now that Perlimplín envisages the possibility of marriage, the threat of castration arises again. Belisa, the woman destined for Don Perlimplín, is associated by him to the terrible strangler. The association is fully conscious.

[This is a summary or excerpt from the full text of the book or article. The full text of the document is available to subscribers.]

Copyright © 2019, Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing, ISSN 2472-6982 Customer Service | Help | FAQ | Download PEP Bibliography | Report a Data Error | About

WARNING! This text is printed for personal use. It is copyright to the journal in which it originally appeared. It is illegal to redistribute it in any form.