Frédérique Debout: homicidal violence in adolescence and the work of the motherhood

Il faut qu’on parle de Kevin, L. Shriver’s epistolary novel, offers clinical material exploring the homicidal behavior of an adolescent boy who kills eleven people in the America of the 1980’s. It tells of suffering linked to the work of motherhood and education – maternal work – as well as the failure of these, which seems to be the source of the homicidal conduct. The links between violence, thought and Kultur will be investigated.

Adolescence, 2018, 36, 1, 195-212.