ph. Gutton, F. Houssier: Sigmund Freud, an adolescent (not) like the others

What “living traces” of Freud’s adolescence can be found in his psychoanalytical theories? Florian Houssier, the author of Freud adolescent, discusses this with Philippe Gutton. Although Freud worked on the metamorphosis of puberty, he seems always to relegate adolescent sexuality either to the infantile or to adult neurosis. Florian Houssier considers that some clues gleaned from a reading Freud’s work suggest that a part of his adolescence was repudiated: scenarios, sensorial details, masturbatory fantasies … Philippe Gutton responds regarding the “sexual” dimension of the pubertary process.

Adolescence, 2018, 36, 2, 401-418.