Antoine Masson : turning back to the rupture in order to be « oneself », carried away

Through a clinical sequence held in the transference with Jeremy, who has been lost in a nasty feeling of tedium for four years, the author tries to exemplify the work of the « clinic of the event », at the level of the diagnostic mode, involving both the paradoxical situation and the subject’s attempt to recognize himself in it ; at the level of the course of the work, which consists of turning back to the breaking point of existence while sustaining oneself on various forms of the « two » brought back in the transference ; and at the level of the crossing operation which conjugates the arrival at a finishing line and the transmutation of the return in forward-moving force. The poet’s experience is used to pinpoint what is at stake in such a clinical course, which opens up the possible from a point that looks impossible.