Archives par mot-clé : Mourning work

Jacques Hochmann : Longing for the Ephemeral

A variation on Freud’s article The Feeling of the Ephemeral, this work stresses the importance of the affect of nostalgia in the constitution of mental activity. Identifying with the nostalgic pleasure of his mother dreaming, the child introjects a pleasure in evoking and narrating his experience, which is indispensable for investing the functioning of his psyche and the mourning-work that is its correlate.